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NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

2012-13 BASKETBALL GUIDE

2012-13 NKU BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Date Friday, Nov. 9 Monday, Nov. 12 Saturday, Nov. 17 Wednesday, Nov. 21 Tuesday, Nov. 27 Saturday, Dec. 1 Saturday, Dec. 8 Sunday, Dec. 16 Thursday, Dec. 20 Monday, Dec. 31 Wednesday, Jan. 2 Saturday, Jan. 5 Monday, Jan. 7 Saturday, Jan. 12 Saturday, Jan. 19 Monday, Jan. 21 Saturday, Jan. 26 Monday, Jan. 28 Saturday, Feb. 2 Monday, Feb. 4 Saturday, Feb. 9 Saturday, Feb. 16 Monday, Feb. 18 Saturday, Feb. 23 Monday, Feb. 25 Thursday, Feb. 28 Saturday, March 2

Opponent Location at Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio at Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio at Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky. at Loyola (Chicago) Chicago, Ill. Youngstown State Highland Heights, Ky. at Missouri State Springfield, Mo. at Ball State Muncie, Ind. Butler Highland Heights, Ky. UNC-Wilmington Highland Heights, Ky. *at Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. *at North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. *South Carolina Upstate Highland Heights, Ky. *East Tennessee State Highland Heights, Ky. *Lipscomb Highland Heights, Ky. *at Florida Gulf Coast Ft. Myers, Fla. *at Stetson DeLand, Fla. *Kennesaw State Highland Heights, Ky. *Mercer Highland Heights, Ky. *at South Carolina Upstate Spartanburg, S.C. *at East Tennessee State Johnson City, Tenn. *at Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. *Stetson Highland Heights, Ky. *Florida Gulf Coast Highland Heights, Ky. *at Mercer Macon, Ga. *at Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. *North Florida Highland Heights, Ky. *Jacksonville Highland Heights, Ky.

*Atlantic Sun Conference game Home games in bold All times listed are Eastern

Time 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 4:30 pm 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Northern Kentucky University

NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2012-13 NORSE GUIDE

THE BANK OF KENTUCKY CENTER ..................................2-3 2012-13 NKU ROSTER.......................................................... 4 2012-13 RADIO/TV ROSTER .................................................5 THE COACHES ................................................................. 6-8 NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit ...............................6-7 NKU assistant coach Lynn Plett ..................................... 8 NKU assistant coach Karmen Graham .......................... 8 NKU assistant coach Courtney Boylan .......................... 8

THE PLAYERS................................................... 10-25 Jaimie Hamlet .............................................. 10-11 Ellen Holton ................................................. 12-13 Tiara Hopper ................................................ 14-15 Kelsey Simpson ........................................... 16-17 Kayla Thacker.............................................. 18-19 Melody Doss ................................................ 20-21 Kaitlyn Gerrety ............................................. 22-23 Rianna Gayheart .............................................. 24 Christine Roush ................................................ 24 Courtney Roush ............................................... 24 Liz Reeves ........................................................ 25 Malika Glover ................................................... 25 NKU HISTORY TIMELINE .................................30-95

THE 2000 NATIONAL TITLE RUN ................... 52-65 MTU deja vu: Not Cott, not again ................ 53-54 NKU stuns No. 1 Saint Rose ....................... 56-57 Norse within reach of a national title ........... 58-59 NKU shows heart in the clutch .................... 60-65 Norse win first-ever national championship NKU’S ALL-TIME SCORING QUEEN ......................66 Cottrell sets record against Delta State ............ 66 NKU advances to Elite Eight again .................. 67 HERE THEY GO AGAIN ....................................68-70 The comeback against Quincy .................... 68-70 NKU defeats Washburn .................................... 71 Norse edge California (Pa.) in semifinals .... 72-73 In the national spotlight ............................... 74-75 WINNER’S PATH TO A GLVC TITLE .................. 78-79 Norse take 2006 GLVC Tournament crown ONE TEAM, ONE BODY = AN NCAA CROWN! ....82-91 The journey to a national title begins ........... 83-85 No stoppin’ us now! NKU win regional ........ 86-87 An elite performance ................................... 88-91 NKU claims 2008 national championship

Scroggin begins NKSC program ...................... 30 Peggy Vincent: NKSC’s first star ................. 31-32 Winstel returns as head coach ......................... 35 The 1987 Final Four journey ....................... 36-39 THE COTTRELL ERA TIPS OFF .............................. 42 An NKU star is born .......................................... 43 A net-cutting good time in E’ville ................. 44-46 NKU-MTU: The 1999 buzzer-beater............ 47-49 On to the Elite Eight .................................... 50-51

NKU ALL-TIME RECORDS ..............................96-104 The 2012-13 NKU women’s basketball media guide was written and designed by Don Owen. Editorial assistance provided by Kelli Marksbury, Denise Abels and Tim Downer. Photography by Tim Downer, Jeff McCurry, Tom Miller, Kody Kahle, Joe Ruh, Tim Sofranco, Terrie Gabis and Jim Osborn.

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THE BANK OF KENTUCKY CENTER Northern Kentucky University plays its home basketball games in The Bank of Kentucky Center, a state-of-the-art facility on the NKU campus. The 9,400-seat arena includes outstanding locker rooms, coaches ofďŹ ces and strength and conditioning facilities. The Bank of Kentucky Center also features concerts, high school basketball regional tournaments and various shows.

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THE BANK OF KENTUCKY CENTER

2012-13 NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SUPPORT PERSONNEL

Brian Boos Strength Coach

Ben Franzen Manager

Mallory Screws Manager

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Casse Mogan Manager

Meredith Cubero Manager

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Hometown/High School (Previous School)

5 Rianna Gayheart FR G 5-7 Owenton, Ky./Owen County 10 Christine Roush FR G 5-11 Louisville, Ky./Mercy Academy 12 Courtney Roush FR F 6-0 Louisville, Ky./Mercy Academy 15 Kelsey Simpson SR F 6-2 Russell, Ky./Russell 23 Jaimie Hamlet SR G 5-8 Cincinnati, Ohio/Glen Este 24 Kayla Thacker JR G 5-10 Mt. Washington, Ky./Bullitt East 30 Tiara Hopper SR F 5-10 Louisville, Ky./Butler (Tennessee Tech) 31 Melody Doss SO F 6-0 Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove 32 Kaitlyn Gerrety SO C 6-1 Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley 33 Ellen Holton SR C 6-1 Elgin, Ill./Elgin (Tusculum) 35 Liz Reeves FR F 6-1 Macedonia, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit Head Coach: Dawn Plitzuweit Assistant Coaches: Lynn Plett, Karmen Graham, Courtney Boylan Managers: Ben Franzen, Casse Mogan, Mallory Screws, Meredith Cubero

Front Row (sitting left to right): Malika Glover, Christine Roush, Melody Doss, Kaitlyn Gerrety, Jaimie Hamlet, Liz Reeves, Kayla Thacker, Courtney Roush, Rianna Gayheart. Back Row (standing left to right): Dawn Plitzuweit, Courtney Boylan, Lynn Plett, Karmen Graham, Brian Boos, Ellen Holton, Kelsey Simpson, Tiara Hopper, Ben Franzen, Mallory Screws, Casse Mogan, Meredith Cubero.

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5-Rianna Gayheart •5-7 •Fr. •G Owenton, Ky.

10-Christine Roush •5-11 •Fr. •G Louisville, Ky.

12-Courtney Roush •6-0 •Fr. •F Louisville, Ky.

15-Kelsey Simpson •6-2 •Sr. •F Russell, Ky.

23-Jaimie Hamlet •5-8 •Sr. •G Cincinnati, Ohio

24-Kayla Thacker •5-10 •Jr. •G Mt. Washington, Ky.

30-Tiara Hopper •5-10 •Sr. •F Louisville, Ky.

31-Melody Doss •6-0 •So. •F Greenwood, Ind.

32-Kaitlyn Gerrety •6-1 •So. •C Cincinnati, Ohio

33-Ellen Holton •6-1 •Sr. •C Elgin, Ill.

35-Liz Reeves •6-1 •Fr. •F Macedonia, Ohio

RS-Malika Glover •5-4 •Jr. •G East Lansing, Mich.

Courtney Boylan Assistant Coach (First season)

Karmen Graham Assistant Coach (Second season)

Lynn Plett Assistant Coach (First season)

Dawn Plitzuweit NKU Head Coach (First season)

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DAWN PLITZUWEIT

(Pronunciation: Plitts-zoo-white)

Head Coach (first year at NKU) (117-39 (.750) record as head coach at Grand Valley State, 2002-07)

Northern Kentucky University entered a new era in women’s basketball on May 10, 2012, when athletic director Dr. Scott Eaton announced that Dawn Plitzuweit had been selected as the Norse’s head coach. Plitzuweit, who spent the past five years as the associate head coach at the University of Michigan, replaced longtime NKU head coach Nancy Winstel. After winning 636 games in 29 seasons and building the program into a national powerhouse at the Division II level, Winstel announced her retirement March 28. “I am extremely thrilled and honored to be named the fourth coach in the rich history of Northern Kentucky women’s basketball,” Plitzuweit said. “I would like to thank Dr. Scott Eaton and President (James) Votruba for this incredible opportunity to lead the Norse into the next era of Division I women’s basketball. “I would also like to thank coach Nancy Winstel for all of her dedication in building this championship-caliber program at NKU. I am eager to get started and am looking forward to building relationships with the current players, our incoming freshmen, the coaches in the area, our future recruits, our alumni, the fans, and the entire NKU community.” Plitzuweit helped Michigan post a 20-12 record and advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12. The Wolverines also defeated Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament last season. “We had many outstanding candidates, but Dawn really stood out and we are thrilled to have her as our head coach,” Eaton said. “Trying to follow Nancy is not an easy task. However, I know Dawn is excited about the opportunity as we make the transition into Division I, and I am confident she is going to do a great job.” Prior to Michigan, Plitzuweit spent five years as the head coach at Grand Valley State University. Under her direction, the Lakers earned four postseason berths and won the NCAA Division II national championship in 2005-06. Plitzuweit compiled a 117-39 (.750) record at Grand Valley State, including a 68-22 (.756) mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. During the 2006 Great Lakes Regional semifinals at Springfield, Mo., Plitzuweit guided Grand Valley State to a 91-70 win over NKU. The following season, Plitzuweit’s team participated in NKU’s Travel America Classic and coasted to a 74-58 victory over the host Norse in Regents Hall. In 2002-03, NKU and Grand Valley State met twice. The Lakers won the regular-season encounter, 63-62, CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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at Findlay, Ohio, in Plitzuweit’s first game as head coach at Grand Valley State. NKU took the rematch in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional with a 69-63 triumph at Indianapolis. “We were very familiar with Dawn and her ability to get the best and the most out of her players,” Eaton said. “She knows the game, is an outstanding recruiter and a great person. Her players have excelled in the classroom as well as on the court, and she is a great fit for NKU as we make the transition to Division I.” Plitzuweit was named the Women’s College Coach of the Year by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan in 2006, as well as the Molten/Women’s Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year. GVSU senior forward Niki Reams garnered her second consecutive GLIAC Player of the Year award, the first player to do so since Plitzuweit accomplished the feat in 1994 and ‘95 for Michigan Tech. “Dawn has been successful everywhere she has coached,” said Dr. Votruba. “Nancy Winstel helped build an outstanding NKU women’s basketball program, and Dawn has the experience and enthusiasm to lead the program to a successful transition to the Atlantic Sun Conference.” During her playing days at Michigan Tech, Plitzuweit was a four-year starter (1990-91, `92-95) and led the Huskies to a 99-22 overall record. During her career, Plitzuweit helped her team to one GLIAC Tournament title and four trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Plitzuweit closed out her career as MTU’s all-time leader in rebounds (866), assists (439), and steals (331), while ranking second in points (1,398) and games played (121). Her individual achievements include back-to-back GLIAC Player of the Year awards, three consecutive all-conference first-team honors, and three league all-defensive team nods. Plitzuweit was a Division II Bulletin second team All-America selection in 1995 in addition to being a two-time Kodak All-America honorable mention (1994-95). She earned WBCA All-Academic accolades in 1993-94 and was named Michigan’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 1995. Plitzuweit graduated from Michigan Tech in 1995 with a degree in biological sciences. A native of West Bend, Wis., Plitzuweit and her husband, Jay, have a son, A.J., and a daughter, Lexi.

The Dawn Plitzuweit File Birthday: October 31, 1972 Hometown: West Bend, Wis. High School: Kettle Moraine Lutheran (Jackson, Wis.) College: Michigan Tech, 1995 (B.S. Biological Sciences) Family: Married, husband Jay; children A.J. and Lexi Pronunciation: Plitts-zoo-white

NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit (left) with daughter Lexi, son A.J. and husband Jay.

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The Assistant Coaches LYNN PLETT Lynn Plett is in his first season as an assistant coach at Northern Kentucky University. Plett served as the head coach at Missouri Western State University the past five seasons and helped rebuild the Griffons’ program. Prior to Missouri Western, Plett was the head coach at Lewis for five years and led the Flyers to the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship in 2007. His 2007 team also earned the No. 1 seed for the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional and posted a 28-4 record. Plett was named the 2007 GLVC Coach of the Year as well as the NCAA Division II Region 4 Coach of the Year. “Lynn is absolutely a great coach and an even better person,” NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit said. “We feel extremely fortunate to have him joining our staff with his vast experiences of being a collegiate head coach in the women’s game for the past 18 seasons. He is highly respected by his peers and is a great addition to our staff.” Plett earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and another in humanities and biblical studies from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan., where he competed in basketball and soccer. He and his wife, Brenda, have a son, Matt, and a daughter, Stacy.

KARMEN GRAHAM Karmen Graham is in her second year as an assistant coach at NKU. A native of Kettering, Ohio, Graham also spent two years as the top assistant coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University before taking the job at NKU in 2011. Prior to that, she served as a graduate assistant at Ashland during the 2008-09 season. Graham played at NKU from 2003-07 and scored 1,088 career points, which is currently 22nd in school history. As a junior, she earned honorable mention All-America accolades from the WBCA after averaging 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Graham was also named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference first team as well as the All-Great Lakes Region first team in 2005-06 as NKU posted a 27-5 record and won the GLVC Tournament championship. She helped the Norse earn NCAA Division II Tournament berths in 2004, ‘06 and ‘07. Graham is a 2003 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School.

COURTNEY BOYLAN Courtney Boylan is entering her first season as an assistant coach at Northern Kentucky University. Boylan, a four-year letterwinner at the University of Michigan, averaged 12.7 points per game as a senior and earned Big Ten Conference honorable mention accolades last season. She also averaged 32.1 minutes per contest and scored in double figures in 25 games last season as Michigan advanced to the NCAA Tournament. A native of Chaska, Minn., Boylan was also named the most valuable player of last season’s Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. In addition, she finished her career with 844 points and shot 81.3 percent from the free-throw line while at Michigan. Boylan was named Minnesota’s Miss Basketball after her senior season at Chaska High School. She earned all-conference accolades four times and was an all-state honoree her junior and senior years. Boylan holds school records for most 3-pointers in school history (212) and most points in a single game (43). She is also Chaska’s all-time career scoring leader (2,148 points).

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23-Jaimie Hamlet •Senior •5-8 •Guard •Cincinnati, Ohio •Glen Este HS AT NKU: Hamlet begins her fourth year with the Norse... talented guard who can play the point or on the wing...excellent passer and scorer from the backcourt...will challenge for starting position. 2011-12: Played in 28 games and started 10 times... made 33 shots from 3-point range...averaged 5.5 points per game and dished out 53 assists. 2010-11: Saw action in all 28 games and started 17 times...averaged 7.1 points per game... scored a career-high 19 points in a win against Maryville. 200910: Saw action in 25 games...averaged 1.2 points per game... was perfect (7-for-7) from the free-throw line...made six shots from 3-point range...added 12 assists. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Glen Este High School...averaged 11.5 points per game as a senior and led the Fort Ancient Valley Conference with 5.5 assists per contest... named first team All-FAVC as a senior and junior...earned honorable mention all-state accolades as a senior...scored 971 career points for Glen Este...coached by Jeff Click. PERSONAL: Born on April 22, 1991... daughter of Don & Cherie Liffick and Don Hamlet.

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2011-12 STATISTICS FOR JAIMIE HAMLET |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VIRGINIA-WISE 11/15/11 * 31 6-9 .667 5-7 .714 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.0 2 0 4 3 0 0 17 17.0 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 11/19/11 * 20 2-6 .333 1-4 .250 0-0 .000 0 2 2 1.5 1 0 1 1 0 2 5 11.0 vs Northeastern State 11/24/11 * 24 2-6 .333 1-4 .250 0-2 .000 0 2 2 1.7 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 9.0 vs BYU-Hawaii 11/25/11 * 19 0-5 .000 0-4 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 6.8 at Saint Josephʼs 12/1/11 19 1-3 .333 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.2 3 0 3 3 0 0 3 6.0 at Indianapolis 12/3/11 26 5-6 .833 4-4 1.000 0-0 .000 0 3 3 1.5 3 0 1 5 0 0 14 7.3 GEORGETOWN (KY.) 12/7/11 33 4-8 .500 2-5 .400 2-3 .667 1 1 2 1.6 1 0 3 1 0 0 12 8.0 at Tiffin 12/19/11 * 29 4-6 .667 3-4 .750 4-6 .667 0 0 0 1.4 2 0 3 0 0 1 15 8.9 OHIO DOMINICAN 12/29/11 * 25 2-6 .333 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 5 3 0 0 4 8.3 HILLSDALE 12/30/11 * 23 2-7 .286 2-4 .500 1-2 .500 0 2 2 1.3 3 0 1 2 0 0 7 8.2 WILLIAM JEWELL 1/5/12 * 21 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 0 2 2 1.4 0 0 3 3 2 0 2 7.6 ROCKHURST 1/7/12 * 17 1-4 .250 1-3 .333 1-2 .500 0 2 2 1.4 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 7.3 at #24 Missouri S&T 1/12/12 7 0-2 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.8 at Drury 1/14/12 21 2-6 .333 1-3 .333 4-4 1.000 0 1 1 1.4 2 0 1 2 0 1 9 6.9 at Bellarmine 1/16/12 21 2-5 .400 2-3 .667 3-4 .750 0 2 2 1.4 2 0 4 1 0 0 9 7.1 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE 1/19/12 12 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 0 0 0 1.3 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 6.7 LEWIS 1/21/12 17 3-6 .500 1-4 .250 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 3 2 0 0 7 6.7 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1/26/12 * 16 2-3 .667 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.2 4 0 2 3 0 0 5 6.6 at Southern Indiana 1/28/12 17 0-4 .000 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 1.3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.3 at Lewis 2/2/12 15 2-4 .500 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.3 1 0 2 1 0 0 6 6.3 at Wisconsin-Parkside 2/4/12 10 0-2 .000 0-2 .000 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 1.2 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6.0 INDIANAPOLIS 2/9/12 15 0-4 .000 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.8 SAINT JOSEPHʼS 2/11/12 19 2-4 .500 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 1 1 2 1.3 3 0 0 1 0 0 6 5.8 at Kentucky Wesleyan 2/16/12 13 1-5 .200 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 2 0 2 1.3 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 5.6 SOUTHERN INDIANA 2/18/12 15 1-2 .500 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 5.5 BELLARMINE 2/23/12 11 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5.4 vs Maryville 3/1/12 29 2-10 .200 1-6 .167 2-3 .667 1 3 4 1.3 2 0 6 2 0 1 7 5.4 vs Quincy 3/9/12 25 3-6 .500 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 0 3 3 1.4 1 0 1 2 0 0 8 5.5 Totals......................... 10 550 50-133 .376 33-90 .367 22-32 .688 5 33 38 1.4 41 0 53 47 3 8 155 5.5 Games played: 28 Minutes/game: 19.6 Points/game: 5.5 FG Pct: 37.6 3FG Pct: 36.7 FT Pct: 68.8

Rebounds/game: 1.4 Assists/game: 1.9 Turnovers/game: 1.7 Assist/turnover ratio: 1.1 Steals/game: 0.3 Blocks/game: 0.1

JAIMIE HAMLET’S CAREER HIGHS

POINTS - 19 vs. Maryville on Jan. 13, 2011 REBOUNDS - 6 vs. Southern Indiana on Feb. 19, 2011 ASSISTS - 6 vs. Georgetown on Nov. 23, 2010, 6 vs. Maryville on March 1, 2012

JAIMIE HAMLET’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTAL

GP-GS 25-0 28-17 28-10 81-27

Total FG-FGA Pct 8-39 .205 64-190 .337 50-133 .376 122-362 .337

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 6-28 .214 33-102 .324 33-90 .367 72-220 .327

Rebounds FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot 7-7 1.000 5-10 15 37-47 .787 12-48 60 22-32 .688 5-33 38 66-86 .767 22-91 113

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Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl 0.6 19-1 12 18 0 4 2.1 45-0 56 65 3 13 1.4 41-0 53 47 3 8 1.4 105-1 121 130 6 25

Pts/Avg 29/1.2 198/7.1 155/5.5 382/4.7

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33-Ellen Holton •Senior •6-1 •Center •Elgin, Ill. •Elgin HS AT NKU: Holton begins her third season at NKU...a transfer from Tusculum (Tenn.)...solid post player with good inside moves...could challenge for Atlantic Sun Conference honors this season...has scored 512 career points at NKU. 2011-12: Saw action in 28 games and started 19 times...averaged 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds...named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference second team...scored in double figures 16 times with a career-high 23 points against Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 1, 2011. 2010-11: Played in 28 games and started 11 times...averaged 7.6 points per game...scored in double figures 10 times with a best of 19 points against Wayne (Mich.) State. AT TUSCULUM: Played one year (2009-10) for the Pioneers...averaged 2.2 points per game...helped Tusculum win the 2010 regional championship and advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Elgin (Ill.) High School... averaged 14 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest...named academic all-conference four times...named all-tournament in 2008 and ‘09...also lettered in volleyball and track and field for the Maroons...coached by Angie Hudson. PERSONAL: Born on June 30, 1991...daughter of Jack and Mary Holton.

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2011-12 STATISTICS FOR ELLEN HOLTON |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VIRGINIA-WISE 11/15/11 23 6-9 .667 1-1 1.000 1-3 .333 1 3 4 4.0 3 0 0 0 2 0 14 14.0 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 11/19/11 11 1-6 .167 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 3 0 3 3.5 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 8.0 vs Northeastern State 11/24/11 * 7 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6.0 vs BYU-Hawaii 11/25/11 10 2-5 .400 0-0 .000 2-3 .667 2 2 4 2.8 2 0 0 1 0 0 6 6.0 at Saint Josephʼs 12/1/11 * 45 9-14 .643 1-1 1.000 4-5 .800 1 5 6 3.4 4 0 2 4 1 0 23 9.4 at Indianapolis 12/3/11 * 18 2-7 .286 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 3.2 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 8.5 GEORGETOWN (KY.) 12/7/11 * 24 5-13 .385 0-1 .000 1-1 1.000 2 5 7 3.7 1 0 0 2 0 1 11 8.9 at Tiffin 12/19/11 * 22 2-7 .286 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 3 3 3.6 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 8.3 OHIO DOMINICAN 12/29/11 * 24 5-8 .625 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 2 6 8 4.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 11 8.6 HILLSDALE 12/30/11 * 32 5-9 .556 0-0 .000 3-3 1.000 1 6 7 4.4 3 0 3 4 4 0 13 9.0 WILLIAM JEWELL 1/5/12 * 24 5-8 .625 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 4 4 4.4 0 0 0 2 0 1 10 9.1 ROCKHURST 1/7/12 * 29 4-8 .500 0-1 .000 3-4 .750 0 4 4 4.3 3 0 0 0 1 1 11 9.3 at #24 Missouri S&T 1/12/12 * 33 5-10 .500 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 1 7 8 4.6 3 0 1 1 2 0 13 9.5 at Drury 1/14/12 * 27 5-13 .385 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 1 6 7 4.8 4 0 0 1 1 0 11 9.6 at Bellarmine 1/16/12 * 35 9-13 .692 1-1 1.000 2-2 1.000 1 3 4 4.7 1 0 1 2 3 1 21 10.4 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE 1/19/12 * 20 4-8 .500 0-1 .000 1-1 1.000 0 2 2 4.6 1 0 1 0 1 0 9 10.3 LEWIS 1/21/12 10 2-5 .400 0-0 .000 3-3 1.000 1 0 1 4.4 4 0 0 2 0 0 7 10.1 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1/26/12 32 1-11 .091 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 4.2 1 0 5 3 1 0 2 9.7 at Southern Indiana 1/28/12 31 8-16 .500 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 1 7 8 4.4 1 0 3 2 0 0 18 10.1 at Lewis 2/2/12 * 32 7-11 .636 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 3 3 6 4.5 1 0 3 4 2 1 14 10.3 at Wisconsin-Parkside 2/4/12 * 36 8-18 .444 2-4 .500 0-1 .000 1 6 7 4.6 3 0 2 1 3 0 18 10.7 INDIANAPOLIS 2/9/12 * 32 9-19 .474 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 3 2 5 4.6 1 0 1 2 1 0 20 11.1 SAINT JOSEPHʼS 2/11/12 * 8 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 4.5 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 10.7 at Kentucky Wesleyan 2/16/12 12 3-7 .429 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 2 1 3 4.4 0 0 1 1 0 1 7 10.5 SOUTHERN INDIANA 2/18/12 * 32 5-12 .417 2-4 .500 2-4 .500 1 5 6 4.5 2 0 2 1 1 1 14 10.7 BELLARMINE 2/23/12 24 2-11 .182 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 1 6 7 4.6 0 0 3 2 2 0 5 10.5 vs Maryville 3/1/12 * 29 7-13 .538 1-3 .333 2-2 1.000 1 5 6 4.6 3 0 2 2 1 0 17 10.7 vs Quincy 3/9/12 24 5-12 .417 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1 3 4 4.6 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 10.7 Totals......................... 19 686 128-278 .460 15-34 .441 28-37 .757 31 98 129 4.6 50 0 33 42 26 11 299 10.7 Games played: 28 Minutes/game: 24.5 Points/game: 10.7 FG Pct: 46.0 3FG Pct: 44.1 FT Pct: 75.7

Rebounds/game: 4.6 Assists/game: 1.2 Turnovers/game: 1.5 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.8 Steals/game: 0.4 Blocks/game: 0.9

ELLEN HOLTON’S CAREER HIGHS

POINTS - 23 vs. Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 1, 2011 REBOUNDS - 8, multiple times ASSISTS - 5 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan on Jan. 26, 2012

ELLEN HOLTON’S CAREER NKU STATISTICS Year 2010-11 2011-12 TOTAL

GP-GS 28-11 28-19 56-30

Total FG-FGA Pct 87-154 .565 128-278 .460 215-432 .498

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 4-14 .286 15-34 .441 19-48 .396

FT-FTA 35-46 28-37 63-83

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .761 29-69 98 .757 31-98 129 .759 60-167 227

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Avg 3.5 4.6 4.1

PF-FO Ast 43-0 11 50-0 33 93-0 44

TO Blk Stl 36 21 3 42 26 11 78 47 14

Pts/Avg 213/7.6 299/10.7 512/9.1

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30-Tiara Hopper •Senior •5-10 •Forward •Louisville, Ky. •Butler HS AT NKU: Hopper begins her second season with the Norse... strong inside player who will challenge for a starting position...a transfer from Tennessee Tech. 2011-12: Played in 27 games and started seven times...averaged 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds... blocked 22 shots and collected 28 steals. AT TENNESSE TECH: Played two years at Tennessee Tech...averaged 4.9 points and 3.3 rebounds as a sophomore in 18 games...shot 57.9 percent from the field and averaged 12.6 minutes per game...as a freshman, Hopper started 11 times and averaged 6.9 points per game...also grabbed an average of 4.6 rebounds per contest and had 11 blocked shots. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Louisville Butler High School... led Butler to the state championship as a junior and was named most valuable player at the Sweet 16 that season... averaged 13.0 points and 10.1 rebounds per game as a senior... coached by Terri Keown. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 27, 1990...daughter of Pamela Hopper.

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2011-12 STATISTICS FOR TIARA HOPPER |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VIRGINIA-WISE 11/15/11 12 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 4 5 5.0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 2.0 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 11/19/11 12 3-6 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 3 2 5 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4.0 vs Northeastern State 11/24/11 10 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 vs BYU-Hawaii 11/25/11 17 2-8 .250 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 2 2 4 4.0 3 0 0 1 1 3 4 3.0 at Saint Josephʼs 12/1/11 1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 3.4 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2.4 at Indianapolis 12/3/11 17 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 3.2 3 0 0 1 0 4 2 2.3 GEORGETOWN (KY.) 12/7/11 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 at Tiffin 12/19/11 4 0-4 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 2.6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.8 OHIO DOMINICAN 12/29/11 18 3-4 .750 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 4 5 2.9 2 0 1 1 3 2 6 2.2 HILLSDALE 12/30/11 * 7 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 2 0 2 2.8 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2.2 WILLIAM JEWELL 1/5/12 11 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 2.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.4 ROCKHURST 1/7/12 11 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 4 4 2.8 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2.3 at #24 Missouri S&T 1/12/12 * 26 2-6 .333 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 6 7 3.1 3 0 1 2 2 1 4 2.5 at Drury 1/14/12 * 16 4-7 .571 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 2 3 5 3.2 2 0 0 2 0 1 9 2.9 at Bellarmine 1/16/12 * 27 3-6 .500 0-0 .000 4-4 1.000 2 2 4 3.3 4 0 0 0 1 0 10 3.4 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE 1/19/12 * 11 1-4 .250 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 3.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 3.3 LEWIS 1/21/12 27 3-4 .750 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 6 2 8 3.4 2 0 0 1 0 2 6 3.5 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1/26/12 26 6-10 .600 0-0 .000 2-8 .250 0 5 5 3.4 3 0 0 2 3 2 14 4.1 at Southern Indiana 1/28/12 * 28 4-5 .800 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 2 2 4 3.5 4 0 1 0 0 1 10 4.4 at Lewis 2/2/12 18 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 1-1 1.000 0 0 0 3.3 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 4.3 at Wisconsin-Parkside 2/4/12 23 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 4 4 3.3 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 4.3 INDIANAPOLIS 2/9/12 25 5-7 .714 0-0 .000 2-7 .286 2 4 6 3.5 3 0 1 1 0 1 12 4.6 SAINT JOSEPHʼS 2/11/12 30 6-12 .500 0-0 .000 1-3 .333 3 2 5 3.5 1 0 1 0 1 0 13 5.0 at Kentucky Wesleyan 2/16/12 * 27 5-6 .833 0-0 .000 3-6 .500 2 1 3 3.5 4 0 0 1 1 1 13 5.3 SOUTHERN INDIANA 2/18/12 18 1-8 .125 0-0 .000 3-3 1.000 2 1 3 3.5 4 0 1 3 0 6 5 5.3 BELLARMINE 2/23/12 7 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 3 0 3 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 vs Maryville 3/1/12 17 2-8 .250 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 3 1 4 3.5 0 0 0 0 3 2 6 5.1 Totals......................... 7 448 58-130 .446 0-0 .000 23-42 .548 39 55 94 3.5 45 0 6 24 22 28 139 5.1 Games played: 27 Minutes/game: 16.6 Points/game: 5.1 FG Pct: 44.6 FT Pct: 54.8

Rebounds/game: 3.5 Assists/game: 0.2 Turnovers/game: 0.9 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.3 Steals/game: 1.0 Blocks/game: 0.8

TIARA HOPPER’S CAREER HIGHS AT NKU

POINTS - 14 vs. Kentucky Wesleyan on Jan. 26, 2012 REBOUNDS - 8 vs. Lewis on Jan. 21, 2012 ASSISTS - 1, multiple times

TIARA HOPPER’S CAREER HIGHS AT TENNESSEE TECH POINTS - 18 vs. Lipscomb on Nov. 18, 2010 REBOUNDS - 16 vs. vs. Lipscomb on Nov. 18, 2010 ASSISTS - 3 vs. Bluefield College on Dec. 30, 2009

TIARA HOPPER’S CAREER NKU STATISTICS Year 2011-12 TOTAL

GP-GS 27-7 27-7

Total FG-FGA Pct 58-130 .446 58-130 .446

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

FT-FTA 23-42 23-42

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .548 39-55 94 .548 39-55 94

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Avg 3.5 3.5

PF-FO Ast 45-0 6 45-0 6

TO Blk Stl 24 22 28 24 22 28

Pts/Avg 139/5.1 139/5.1

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15-Kelsey Simpson •Senior •6-2 •Forward •Russell, Ky. •Russell HS AT NKU: Simpson begins her fourth year with the Norse... excellent athlete who can score, rebound and block shots...will challenge for significant playing time this season in the post. 2011-12: Played in 26 games and started 14 times...averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds...shot 51.5 percent from the field... blocked a team-leading 27 shots. 2010-11: Saw action in 28 games and started 19 times...averaged 4.9 points and 3.1 rebounds...scored a career-high 12 points against Tiffin...grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds against Bellarmine. 2009-10: Saw action in 30 games...averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds... blocked 18 shots...made 45.5 percent of her shots from the field...scored eight points against Michigan Tech during the NCAA Tournament. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Russell High School... averaged 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game...scored 1,096 career points...named All-Eastern Kentucky Conference as a senior and junior...earned all-district honors three times...played in the Kentucky-Ohio All-Star Game...also lettered in soccer and softball...an outstanding goalie in soccer who was named all-state twice...coached in basketball by Merle Kidwell. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 12, 1990...daughter of Ron and Janet Simpson.

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2011-12 STATISTICS FOR KELSEY SIMPSON |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VIRGINIA-WISE 11/15/11 17 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 1 2 3 3.0 0 0 0 2 3 2 6 6.0 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 11/19/11 * 14 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 3 1 4 3.5 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.0 vs Northeastern State 11/24/11 13 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 3 4 3.7 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 3.3 vs BYU-Hawaii 11/25/11 11 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 3 2 5 4.0 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 3.5 at Saint Josephʼs 12/1/11 7 2-2 1.000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 3.2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 3.6 at Indianapolis 12/3/11 6 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 2.8 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 3.3 GEORGETOWN (KY.) 12/7/11 * 16 1-5 .200 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 2 0 2 2.7 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 3.3 at Tiffin 12/19/11 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 2.4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.9 OHIO DOMINICAN 12/29/11 5 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 0 1 1 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.6 WILLIAM JEWELL 1/5/12 8 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 1 0 1 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2.8 ROCKHURST 1/7/12 13 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 at #24 Missouri S&T 1/12/12 14 3-3 1.000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 4 5 2.2 3 0 0 2 3 1 6 2.8 at Drury 1/14/12 4 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.6 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE 1/19/12 20 4-7 .571 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 3 1 4 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 3.0 LEWIS 1/21/12 * 20 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 4 5 2.4 0 0 1 3 1 0 4 3.1 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1/26/12 * 11 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.3 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 3.1 at Southern Indiana 1/28/12 * 15 0-2 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.2 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2.9 at Lewis 2/2/12 * 30 4-7 .571 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 2 4 6 2.4 1 0 0 1 3 2 10 3.3 at Wisconsin-Parkside 2/4/12 * 13 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 2.4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3.3 INDIANAPOLIS 2/9/12 * 14 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3.1 SAINT JOSEPHʼS 2/11/12 * 26 4-11 .364 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1 5 6 2.5 3 0 0 1 1 1 8 3.3 at Kentucky Wesleyan 2/16/12 * 17 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 0 1 1 2.5 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 3.3 SOUTHERN INDIANA 2/18/12 * 22 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 4 5 2.6 0 0 1 1 2 1 4 3.3 BELLARMINE 2/23/12 * 30 9-11 .818 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 3 4 2.6 1 0 0 0 4 1 18 3.9 vs Maryville 3/1/12 * 19 3-5 .600 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 2 3 2.6 1 0 0 4 1 1 6 4.0 vs Quincy 3/9/12 * 25 5-6 .833 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 1 2 3 2.7 3 0 0 2 1 0 11 4.3 Totals......................... 14 392 50-97 .515 1-3 .333 10-20 .500 24 45 69 2.7 27 0 5 29 27 18 111 4.3 Games played: 26 Minutes/game: 15.1 Points/game: 4.3 FG Pct: 51.5 3FG Pct: 33.3 FT Pct: 50.0

Rebounds/game: 2.7 Assists/game: 0.2 Turnovers/game: 1.1 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.2 Steals/game: 0.7 Blocks/game: 1.0

KELSEY SIMPSON’S CAREER HIGHS

POINTS - 18 vs. Bellarmine on Feb. 23, 2012 REBOUNDS - 14 vs. Bellarmine on Jan. 20, 2011 ASSISTS - 3, multiple times

KELSEY SIMPSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 TOTAL

GP-GS 30-1 28-19 26-14 84-34

Total FG-FGA 35-77 45-116 50-97 130-290

Pct .455 .388 .515 .448

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 0-2 .000 2-5 .400 1-3 .333 3-10 .300

FT-FTA 17-26 46-58 10-20 73-104

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO .654 28-50 78 2.6 43-1 .793 23-63 86 3.1 55-1 .500 24-45 69 2.7 27-0 .702 75-158 233 2.8 125-2

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Ast 5 23 5 33

TO Blk Stl 25 18 6 44 19 11 29 27 18 98 64 35

Pts/Avg 87/2.9 138/4.9 111/4.3 336/4.0

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24-Kayla Thacker •Junior •5-10 •Guard •Mt. Washington, Ky. •Bullitt East HS AT NKU: Thacker enters her third year with the Norse... outstanding athlete and scorer off the dribble...can play either guard position or small forward...also a good defensive player. 2011-12: Saw action in all 28 games and started 18 times... averaged 2.8 points and 3.5 rebounds...also dished out 32 assists and added 16 steals...scored nine points twice last season to equal a career high. 2010-11: Played in 25 games and started 13 times...averaged 2.9 points per game. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Bullitt East High School... averaged 13.8 points per game as a senior...scored 1,655 career points at Bullitt East and was named the 6th Region Player of the Year as a senior...knocked down 129 3-pointers during her career...also grabbed 459 rebounds for the Chargers...earned a spot on the Kentucky all-star team that played Indiana in that annual series... named to the all-state second team and earned district most valuable player honors...a McDonald’s All-America nominee...lettered in volleyball and track as well...coached by Chris Stallings. PERSONAL: Born on April 14, 1992...daughter of Kevin and Connie Thacker.

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2011-12 STATISTICS FOR KAYLA THACKER |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VIRGINIA-WISE 11/15/11 * 16 0-3 .000 0-2 .000 2-2 1.000 2 3 5 5.0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 2.0 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 11/19/11 25 0-2 .000 0-2 .000 3-4 .750 0 5 5 5.0 1 0 3 1 1 0 3 2.5 vs Northeastern State 11/24/11 21 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 0 1 1 3.7 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2.0 vs BYU-Hawaii 11/25/11 13 0-2 .000 0-2 .000 0-1 .000 0 1 1 3.0 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 1.5 at Saint Josephʼs 12/1/11 29 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 0 7 7 3.8 4 0 4 2 0 0 2 1.6 at Indianapolis 12/3/11 13 0-3 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 GEORGETOWN (KY.) 12/7/11 * 17 1-5 .200 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 2 1 3 3.4 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1.4 at Tiffin 12/19/11 * 25 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1 5 6 3.8 3 0 1 1 0 1 4 1.8 OHIO DOMINICAN 12/29/11 * 16 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 3 3 3.7 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.6 HILLSDALE 12/30/11 11 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 3.5 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1.6 WILLIAM JEWELL 1/5/12 * 25 1-4 .250 0-1 .000 3-4 .750 3 2 5 3.6 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 1.9 ROCKHURST 1/7/12 * 8 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 3.4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.8 at #24 Missouri S&T 1/12/12 * 17 1-3 .333 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 3.2 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 1.8 at Drury 1/14/12 * 16 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 2 3 3.2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1.8 at Bellarmine 1/16/12 * 18 0-3 .000 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 0 1 1 3.1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1.7 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE 1/19/12 * 30 2-6 .333 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 3 5 8 3.4 1 0 1 0 1 3 6 2.0 LEWIS 1/21/12 * 21 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 2 1 3 3.4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.9 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1/26/12 * 23 4-5 .800 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 0 7 7 3.6 3 0 1 1 2 1 9 2.3 at Southern Indiana 1/28/12 * 15 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 3.4 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2.2 at Lewis 2/2/12 22 3-6 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 3 3 3.4 1 0 4 2 0 2 6 2.4 at Wisconsin-Parkside 2/4/12 * 35 4-7 .571 0-1 .000 1-4 .250 3 4 7 3.5 1 0 3 3 1 0 9 2.7 INDIANAPOLIS 2/9/12 * 8 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 3.4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 SAINT JOSEPHʼS 2/11/12 * 19 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 3.3 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2.4 at Kentucky Wesleyan 2/16/12 * 34 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 3-4 .750 3 3 6 3.4 2 0 2 3 0 1 7 2.6 SOUTHERN INDIANA 2/18/12 21 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 1 2 3 3.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2.7 BELLARMINE 2/23/12 21 1-4 .250 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 4 1 5 3.5 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 2.7 vs Maryville 3/1/12 * 16 2-3 .667 1-1 1.000 0-2 .000 2 3 5 3.5 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 2.7 vs Quincy 3/9/12 17 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 0 3 3 3.5 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 2.8 Totals......................... 18 552 27-84 .321 1-18 .056 22-35 .629 27 71 98 3.5 37 0 32 29 11 16 77 2.8 Games played: 28 Minutes/game: 19.7 Points/game: 2.8 FG Pct: 32.1 3FG Pct: 5.6 FT Pct: 62.9

Rebounds/game: 3.5 Assists/game: 1.1 Turnovers/game: 1.0 Assist/turnover ratio: 1.1 Steals/game: 0.6 Blocks/game: 0.4

KAYLA THACKER’S CAREER HIGHS

POINTS - 9, multiple times REBOUNDS - 8 vs. Wisconsin-Parkside on Jan. 19, 2012 ASSISTS - 4, multiple times

KAYLA THACKER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010-11 2011-12 TOTAL

GP-GS 25-13 28-18 53-31

Total FG-FGA Pct 23-78 .295 27-84 .321 50-162 .309

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 1-20 .050 1-18 .056 2-38 .053

FT-FTA 25-46 22-35 47-81

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .543 21-35 56 .629 27-71 98 .580 48-106 154

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Avg 2.2 3.5 2.9

PF-FO Ast 44-1 30 37-0 32 81-1 62

TO Blk Stl 41 8 20 29 11 16 70 19 36

Pts/Avg 72/2.9 77/2.8 149/2.8

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31-Melody Doss •Sophomore •6-0 •Forward •Greenwood, Ind. •Center Grove HS AT NKU: Doss begins her second season at NKU... tremendous outside shooter...one of the top free-throw shooters in the state of Indiana as a prep standout...will challenge for significant playing time this season. 2011-12: Played in 24 games...averaged 3.7 points...was 22-for-28 (.786) from the freethrow line...scored in double figures three times, with a careerhigh 13 points against Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 1, 2011. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Center Grove High School...averaged 11.7 points per games as a senior...named All-Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference...made a schoolrecord 43 consecutive free throws during the 2009-10 season... averaged 12.2 points as a junior...coached by Shawn Sanders. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 26, 1992...daughter of Bobby and Tonya Doss.

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2011-12 STATISTICS FOR MELODY DOSS |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VIRGINIA-WISE 11/15/11 4 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2.0 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 11/19/11 15 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 8-11 .727 1 6 7 3.5 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 6.0 vs Northeastern State 11/24/11 17 3-6 .500 1-3 .333 2-2 1.000 1 4 5 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 7.0 vs BYU-Hawaii 11/25/11 22 4-5 .800 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 3.5 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 7.3 at Saint Josephʼs 12/1/11 * 28 5-12 .417 2-3 .667 1-1 1.000 3 2 5 3.8 2 0 2 3 0 0 13 8.4 at Indianapolis 12/3/11 * 25 1-6 .167 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 1 5 6 4.2 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 7.5 GEORGETOWN (KY.) 12/7/11 8 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 3.7 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 6.7 at Tiffin 12/19/11 5 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 3.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 6.1 OHIO DOMINICAN 12/29/11 18 4-5 .800 0-0 .000 3-3 1.000 0 3 3 3.2 0 0 0 1 2 1 11 6.7 HILLSDALE 12/30/11 27 4-6 .667 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 1 2 3 3.2 1 0 1 1 3 0 9 6.9 WILLIAM JEWELL 1/5/12 8 0-2 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 2.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 ROCKHURST 1/7/12 21 1-3 .333 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 2.8 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 6.1 at #24 Missouri S&T 1/12/12 7 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 2.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5.8 at Drury 1/14/12 14 1-3 .333 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 3 3 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5.6 at Bellarmine 1/16/12 7 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5.2 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE 1/19/12 10 0-3 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4.9 LEWIS 1/21/12 5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.6 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1/26/12 8 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 1 1 2 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4.6 at Southern Indiana 1/28/12 4 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 2.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.3 INDIANAPOLIS 2/9/12 7 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 SAINT JOSEPHʼS 2/11/12 8 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.1 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 4.0 at Kentucky Wesleyan 2/16/12 7 1-3 .333 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 2 2 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4.0 SOUTHERN INDIANA 2/18/12 3 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3.8 BELLARMINE 2/23/12 1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.7 Totals......................... 2 279 30-68 .441 6-21 .286 22-28 .786 10 37 47 2.0 14 0 11 17 11 1 88 3.7 Games played: 24 Minutes/game: 11.6 Points/game: 3.7 FG Pct: 44.1 3FG Pct: 28.6 FT Pct: 78.6

Rebounds/game: 2.0 Assists/game: 0.5 Turnovers/game: 0.7 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.6 Steals/game: 0.0 Blocks/game: 0.5

MELODY DOSS’ CAREER HIGHS

POINTS - 13 vs. Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 1, 2011 REBOUNDS - 7 vs. Salem International on Nov. 19, 2011 ASSISTS - 2 vs. Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 1, 2011

MELODY DOSS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2011-12 TOTAL

GP-GS 24-2 24-2

Total FG-FGA Pct 30-68 .441 30-68 .441

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 6-21 .286 6-21 .286

FT-FTA 22-28 22-28

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .786 10-37 47 .786 10-37 47

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PF-FO 14-0 14-0

Ast TO Blk Stl 11 17 11 1 11 17 11 1

Pts/Avg 88/3.7 88/3.7

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32-Kaitlyn Gerrety •Sophomore •6-1 •Center •Cincinnati, Ohio •McAuley HS AT NKU: Gerrety enters her second year with the Norse... outstanding inside performer who could challenge for significant playing time this season. 2011-12: Played in 15 games and started twice in an injury-shortened season...averaged 1.9 points and shot 52 percent from the field...scored a career-high 11 points against Salem International on Nov. 19, 2011. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of McAuley High School... averaged 8.3 points per game as a senior...also grabbed an average of 6.2 rebounds per contest...named to the All-Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League second team as a senior...coached by Andrew Schroer. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 19, 1992...daughter of Doug and Stephanie Gerrety.

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2011-12 STATISTICS FOR KAITLYN GERRETY |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VIRGINIA-WISE 11/15/11 * 6 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.0 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 11/19/11 11 4-7 .571 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 2 1 3 2.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 6.5 vs Northeastern State 11/24/11 10 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1 2 2.3 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 5.0 vs BYU-Hawaii 11/25/11 * 16 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 0-2 .000 2 2 4 2.8 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4.8 at Indianapolis 12/3/11 5 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4.2 GEORGETOWN (KY.) 12/7/11 5 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.8 at Tiffin 12/19/11 11 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.9 1 0 0 2 0 1 2 3.6 OHIO DOMINICAN 12/29/11 7 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.6 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 3.6 HILLSDALE 12/30/11 5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 3 3 1.8 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3.2 WILLIAM JEWELL 1/5/12 3 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.9 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE 1/19/12 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.6 LEWIS 1/21/12 1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000 0 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 at Southern Indiana 1/28/12 2 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 SOUTHERN INDIANA 2/18/12 5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.1 vs Quincy 3/9/12 1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 Totals......................... 2

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KAITLYN GERRETY’S CAREER HIGHS

POINTS - 11 vs. Salem International on Nov. 19, 2011 REBOUNDS - 4 vs. BYU-Hawaii on Nov. 25, 2011 ASSISTS - 1, twice

KAITLYN GERRETY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2011-12 TOTAL

GP-GS 15-2 15-2

Total FG-FGA Pct 13-25 .520 13-25 .520

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

FT-FTA 3-7 3-7

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .429 6-12 18 .429 6-12 18

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PF-FO Ast 13-0 2 13-0 2

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MEET THE 2012-13 NKU NORSE 5-Rianna Gayheart

•Freshman • 5-7 •Guard •Owenton, Ky. •Owen County HS AT NKU: Gayheart enters her first year with the Norse...outstanding scorer and passer... could challenge for playing time as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Owen County High School...averaged 17.3 points per game as a senior...connected on 57 shots from 3-point range her senior season... finished her career with 1,902 points and 419 assists at Owen County...named 8th Region Player of the Year and set Owen County single-season records as a senior by scoring more than 500 points and dishing out 159 assists...named honorable mention all-state as a senior...coached by Robert Osborne. PERSONAL: Born on July 4, 1994...daughter of Rhonda Gayheart.

10-Christine Roush

•Freshman •5-11 •Guard •Louisville, Ky. •Mercy Academy AT NKU: Roush enters her first season with the Norse...solid scorer and rebounder... will compete for playing time at guard. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Louisville Mercy Academy...averaged 13.0 points per game as a senior...named to the Associated Press Kentucky all-state second team...helped the Jaguars advance to the 6th Region championship game and a 27-6 record as a senior... earned a spot on the 2012 Kentucky All-Star Team...coached by Mark Evans. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 15, 1993...daughter of Jim and Anita Roush...her twin sister, Courtney, is also a member of the NKU women’s basketball team.

12-Courtney Roush

•Freshman •6-0 •Forward •Louisville, Ky. •Mercy Academy AT NKU: Roush starts her first year at NKU...versatile athlete who can play small forward or in the post...will add depth to the Norse this season. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Louisville Mercy Academy...averaged 11.3 points per game as a senior...earned honorable mention accolades on the Associated Press 2012 Kentucky all-state team...helped Mercy go 27-6 and advance to the 6th Region championship game last season...named to the 2012 Kentucky All-Star Team...also lettered in volleyball...coached by Mark Evans. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 15, 1993...daughter of Jim and Anita Roush...her twin sister, Christine, is also a member of the NKU women’s basketball team. 24

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MEET THE 2012-13 NKU NORSE 35-Liz Reeves

•Freshman •6-1 •Forward •Macedonia, Ohio •Walsh Jesuit HS AT NKU: Reeves begins her first year at NKU...solid inside scorer and rebounder... will compete for playing time this season in the post. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School...averaged 12.4 points per game as a senior...helped Walsh post an 18-5 record and advance to the Division I district semifinals... named to the Ohio Division I All-Northeast Inland District team as a senior...selected as the Rebecca K. Hyland Memorial Scholarship recipient at Walsh Jesuit...coached by Pete Zaccari. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 19, 1993...daughter of Jim Reeves and Diane Stack.

RS-Malika Glover

•Junior •5-4 •Guard •East Lansing, Mich. •East Lansing HS AT NKU: Glover enters her first year at NKU...a transfer from Oakland (Mich.)... outstanding guard with great quickness...will sit out this season and have two years of eligibility remaining. AT OAKLAND: Played two years at Oakland...averaged 3.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 2011-12...averaged 5.8 points per contest two years ago, including a 14-point performance against Bowling Green in her collegiate debut...scored a career-high 16 points against IUPUI as a freshman...also grabbed a career-best seven rebounds in that game. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of East Lansing High School...led East Lansing to the Michigan Class A state championship as a senior...scored 11 of her 25 points in the final quarter during East Lansing’s 65-54 win over Detroit Renaissance in the state championship game...averaged 17.5 points, 4.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game as a senior, as well as 20.5 points in playoff games...named to the Class A all-state team, as well as the Dream Team. PERSONAL: Born on April 14, 1992...daughter of Dudley Glover and Marla Marsh.

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2011-12 NORTHERN KENTUCKY SEASON REVIEW RECORD: ALL GAMES........... CONFERENCE.......... NON-CONFERENCE......

OVERALL (21-7) (14-4) (7-3)

HOME (13-1) (8-1) (5-0)

AWAY (7-3) (6-3) (1-0)

NEUTRAL (1-3) (0-0) (1-3)

|---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| ## Player GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------32 Mogan, Casse....... 28-28 945 33.8 177-349 .507 16-49 .327 126-151 .834 43 113 156 5.6 49 0 82 88 19 66 496 17.7 33 Holton, Ellen...... 28-19 686 24.5 128-278 .460 15-34 .441 28-37 .757 31 98 129 4.6 50 0 33 42 26 11 299 10.7 31 Bennett, Maria..... 28-10 589 21.0 65-176 .369 54-151 .358 11-12 .917 6 24 30 1.1 23 0 36 40 2 10 195 7.0 23 Hamlet, Jaimie..... 28-10 550 19.6 50-133 .376 33-90 .367 22-32 .688 5 33 38 1.4 41 0 53 47 3 8 155 5.5 30 Hopper, Tiara...... 27-7 448 16.6 58-130 .446 0-0 .000 23-42 .548 39 55 94 3.5 45 0 6 24 22 28 139 5.1 12 Bowling, Sadie..... 28-28 901 32.2 26-108 .241 3-15 .200 79-104 .760 69 147 216 7.7 43 0 54 39 20 28 134 4.8 15 Simpson, Kelsey.... 26-14 392 15.1 50-97 .515 1-3 .333 10-20 .500 24 45 69 2.7 27 0 5 29 27 18 111 4.3 35 Doss, Melody....... 24-2 279 11.6 30-68 .441 6-21 .286 22-28 .786 10 37 47 2.0 14 0 11 17 11 1 88 3.7 24 Thacker, Kayla..... 28-18 552 19.7 27-84 .321 1-18 .056 22-35 .629 27 71 98 3.5 37 0 32 29 11 16 77 2.8 34 Gerrety, Kaitlyn... 15-2 90 6.0 13-25 .520 0-0 .000 3-7 .429 6 12 18 1.2 13 0 2 6 2 5 29 1.9 11 Hodges, Stephanie.. 28-2 231 8.3 20-59 .339 2-17 .118 6-9 .667 6 35 41 1.5 13 0 12 22 4 3 48 1.7 21 Schaefer, Ashley... 6-0 12 2.0 2-3 .667 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 1 1 2 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1.2 TEAM............... 37 59 96 3.4 0 4 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total.............. 28 5675 646-1510 .428 132-400 .330 354-479 .739 304 730 1034 36.9 355 0 326 387 148 194 1778 63.5 Opponents.......... 28 5675 537-1481 .363 123-400 .308 305-412 .740 274 630 904 32.3 429 - 253 415 49 183 1502 53.6 TEAM STATISTICS NKU OPP -------------------------------------------------SCORING................. 1778 1502 Points per game....... 63.5 53.6 Scoring margin........ +9.9 FIELD GOALS-ATT......... 646-1510 537-1481 Field goal pct........ .428 .363 3 POINT FG-ATT.......... 132-400 123-400 3-point FG pct........ .330 .308 3-pt FG made per game. 4.7 4.4 FREE THROWS-ATT......... 354-479 305-412 Free throw pct........ .739 .740 F-Throws made per game 12.6 10.9 REBOUNDS................ 1034 904 Rebounds per game..... 36.9 32.3 Rebounding margin..... +4.6 ASSISTS................. 326 253 Assists per game...... 11.6 9.0 TURNOVERS............... 387 415 Turnovers per game.... 13.8 14.8 Turnover margin....... +1.0 Assist/turnover ratio. 0.8 0.6 STEALS.................. 194 183 Steals per game....... 6.9 6.5 BLOCKS.................. 148 49 Blocks per game....... 5.3 1.8 ATTENDANCE.............. 13081 7925 Home games-Avg/Game... 14-934 10-608 Neutral site-Avg/Game. 4-460

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DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE ATTEND ------------------------------------- -----11/15/11 VIRGINIA-WISE W 70-48 541 11/19/11 SALEM INTERNATIONAL W 75-19 415 11/24/11 vs Northeastern State L 36-50 250 11/25/11 vs BYU-Hawaii W 66-44 100 *12/1/11 at Saint Josephʼs W O3 106-101 512 *12/3/11 at Indianapolis L 44-55 521 12/7/11 GEORGETOWN (Ky.) W 70-49 1123 12/19/11 at Tiffin W 56-44 183 12/29/11 OHIO DOMINICAN W 61-32 830 12/30/11 HILLSDALE W 51-41 753 *1/5/12 WILLIAM JEWELL W 73-41 622 *1/7/12 ROCKHURST W 52-47 452 *1/12/12 at Missouri S&T W 52-34 575 *1/14/12 at Drury L 55-63 1682 *1/16/12 at Bellarmine W 72-65 1050 *1/19/12 WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE L 60-66 962 *1/21/12 LEWIS W 59-44 989 *1/26/12 KENTUCKY WESLEYAN W 64-51 974 *1/28/12 at Southern Indiana W 64-52 300 *2/2/12 at Lewis W 63-61 284 *2/4/12 at Wisconsin-Parkside L 54-56 645 *2/9/12 INDIANAPOLIS W 71-68 734 *2/11/12 SAINT JOSEPHʼS W 69-55 583 *2/16/12 at Kentucky Wesleyan W 69-66 333 *2/18/12 SOUTHERN INDIANA W 57-42 1159 *2/23/12 BELLARMINE W 74-53 2944 3/1/12 vs Maryville# L 70-80 285 3/9/12 vs Quincy$ L 65-75 1205 #GLVC Tournament at Springfield, Ill. $NCAA Division II Tournament at Ashland, Ohio

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NANCY WINSTEL: A NORSE LEGEND RETIRES

‘Once a Lady Norse, always a Lady Norse’

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fter winning 636 games in 29 seasons as the women’s basketball head coach at Northern Kentucky University and building the program into a national powerhouse, Nancy Winstel announced her retirement last spring. “I was very fortunate to work at the school that I attended, and I’m not sure I would have even gone to college if NKU had not been around,” said Winstel, a 1977 graduate of NKU. “I want to thank Marilyn Scroggin Moore, who was my coach in college, for being the person I wanted to be like the most when I was a player. “I also want to thank Jane Meier for hiring me. Jane is a great mentor and a great friend, and I will love her forever. Most of all, I want to thank all of the players who have worn the NKU uniform proudly over the years. I will love them forever and always be here for them. I will always be a Lady Norse...because once a Lady Norse, always a Lady Norse.” Winstel led NKU to a pair of NCAA Division II national championships (2000 and 2008) and finished with a record of 636-214 as the Norse head coach. She was named the national coach of the decade by Women’s Division II Bulletin in 2009, and her basketball program was also tabbed the best during that decade by that same publication. “Nancy is an absolute legend in the coaching profession, and she is a true icon in the sport,” NKU athletic director Dr. Scott Eaton said. “Most people don’t get to work with a legend in any profession, but I was fortunate enough to have that honor with her. No one is more competitive than Nancy, and her teams always reflected that intensity.” A six-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year, Winstel was named the WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year in 1999-2000 after leading NKU to its first national title. The Norse posted a 32-2 record that season and won 24 consecutive games en route to the school’s first-ever national championship. In 2008, Winstel reinforced what most already knew - that NKU was one of the nation’s elite programs and its head coach was possibly the country’s most outstanding mentor – by leading the Norse to the NCAA Division II national championship in Kearney, Neb. “The entire NKU community owes a debt of gratitude to Nancy Winstel for her years of service to the university and the Norse intercollegiate athletics program,” NKU President Dr. James Votruba said. “Under Nancy’s leadership, the women’s basketball team has set a standard for excellence both on the court and in the classroom. “ 2012-13 NKU Norse media guide

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1974-75 • Northern Kentucky State College begins its women’s basketball program by hiring Marilyn Scroggin as the head coach. Scroggin, who coached at Boone County High School prior to joining Northern Kentucky State, will also serve as the volleyball coach for the Norsewomen. • On Dec. 3, 1974, Northern Kentucky State plays its first-ever women’s basketball Marilyn Scroggin game against Kentucky State. Nancy Winstel scores 17 points to lead the Norsewomen to an 87-32 victory in Regents Hall. Marian Keegan chips in 15 points for Northern Kentucky State,

which shoots 50 percent from the field. Linda Niehaus scores the first points in Norsewomen basketball history by making a pair of free throws. Niehaus, Teresa Rump and Beth Sturm each score 13 points for the Norsewomen in their debut as a varsity program. • On Dec. 13, 1974, Northern Kentucky State defeats Louisville, 70-59, in its first-ever road game. The Norsewomen later knock off Thomas More twice and Hanover to begin the season with a 5-0 record. • On Jan. 14, 1975, the University of Kentucky ends Northern Kentucky State’s five-game winning streak to open the season with a 6858 victory at Lexington, Ky. The Norsewomen bounce back and win their next six games to improve to 11-1. Mount St. Joseph halts Northern Kentucky State’s six-game winning streak, 54-52.

The first women’s basketball team at Northern Kentucky State College during the 1974-75 season.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1975-76 • Five games into the season, Northern Kentucky State freshman center Peggy Vincent owns averages of 11.0 ppg and a team-leading 14.7 rebounds per contest. The Norsewomen improve to 4-1 after knocking off Kentucky, 56-55, in Regents Hall. • Nancy Winstel scores 16 points and grabs six rebounds to lead Northern Kentucky State to an 83-49 win over Cincinnati in the finals of the Northern Kentucky Invitational Tournament in Regents Hall. Marian Keegan adds 12 points, Peggy Vincent while Diane Redmond (14), Linda Niehaus (12) and Peggy Vincent (10) also score in double figures for the Norsewomen, who improve to 7-1.

Marian Keegan averaged 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds during the 1974-75 season. Keegan scored 15 points in NKSC’s first-ever game against Kentucky State.

• On Feb. 23, 1976, Northern Kentucky State extends its winning streak to 21 consecutive games with a 75-54 victory at Mount St. Joseph. Peggy Vincent pours in 25 points and grabs 13 rebounds to lead the Norsewomen (22-1). Nancy Winstel and Julee Hill each add 10 points.

• Northern Kentucky State completes its first season of competition in women’s basketball with a 19-8 record. The Norsewomen advance to the AIAW national tournament and conclude their inaugural campaign with a 76-64 loss to Midland Lutheran. • Linda Niehaus finishes as the team’s leading scorer at 15.7 points per game. Marian Keegan averages 14.4 ppg and 9.4 rebounds for the Norsewomen, while teammate Nancy Winstel completes the season at 10.3 ppg and 9.4 rpg in Northern Kentucky State’s inaugural season of women’s basketball. Teresa Rump averages 10.0 ppg and leads the team in assists (71) and rebounding (10.4 rpg). The Norsewomen finish with a rebounding margin of +15.3 for the season (51.3 rebounds to 36.0 for the opposition). 2012-13 NKU Norse media guide

NKSC’s Nancy Winstel (31) attempts a shot against Hanover on Dec. 17, 1974, in Regents Hall.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE • Northern Kentucky State captures the Kentucky Women’s Intercollegiate Conference championship tournament with a 92-49 win over Kentucky State. The victory over Kentucky State gives NKU 25 straight wins. The Norsewomen knock off Campbellsville, Centre and Bellarmine before defeating Kentucky State for the title. • On March 11, 1976, Northern Kentucky State plays host to the AIAW Southern Region Tournament in Regents Hall and faces High Point (N.C.) in the opening round. High Point snaps Northern’s 25-game winning streak with an 83-76 victory. The Norsewomen close out the season in the consolation bracket with wins against UTChattanooga and Bridgewater to finish with a 28-2 record. • Peggy Vincent finishes her freshman season as the Norsewomen’s leading scorer (11.8 ppg) and rebounder (9.9 rpg). Diane Redmond averages 10.5 ppg and leads NKU with 94 assists, while Marian Keegan completes the season averaging 10.0 ppg. The Norsewomen average 73.5 ppg and allow just 49.7.

Peggy Vincent averaged 20.8 ppg during the 1976-77 season and led the team in rebounding at 12.5 rpg.

1976-77 • NKU opens the season 0-3 after dropping games to Kentucky (60-58), Indiana (65-58) and Indiana State (72-64). The Norsewomen avoid an 0-4 start by edging Morehead State in overtime, 78-73. • Francis Marion knocks off NKU, 84-59, in the AIAW Regional Tournament at Florence, S.C. The Norsewomen meet Claflin in the consolation game and drop a 67-64 decision despite a school-record 36 points from Peggy Vincent. The sophomore center pours in 13 field goals and is 10-for-16 from the free-throw line. She also dishes out five assists as NKU ends the season with a 19-11 record. Vincent averages 20.8 ppg and 12.5 rpg to lead the Norsewomen. She also shoots 54.3 percent from the field and dishes out 87 assists.

Peggy Ludwig shoots a jumper against Kentucky during the 1976-77 season.

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• NKU’s Nancy Winstel averages 9.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg in her final season. Teresa Rump finishes second on the team in rebounding (10.1 rpg) and averages 9.8 ppg, while Diane Redmond leads NKU with 121 assists.

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NKU moved up to the major-college division of the AIAW in 1977-78 and competed against many of the nation’s top teams. Monica Pellman (left) attempts a shot against Western Kentucky in Regents Hall in 1978. Barb Harkins (right) goes against the University of Kentucky in a game at Lexington, Ky., during the 1978-79 season.

1977-78 • NKU moves up to the major-college division of the AIAW and finishes with a 13-13 record. • Peggy Vincent leads NKU in scoring at 19.0 ppg. She also tops the team in rebounding at 10.1 rpg.

1978-79 • NKU bounces back from its .500 season by posting a 25-10 record in the major-college division of the AIAW. • NKU earns a berth in the NWIT and defeats both Ole Miss (78-72) and Oregon (81-72). The Norsewomen also lose to Drake by a 78-73 score. • Peggy Vincent finishes her career at NKU by averaging 13.7 ppg and 8.1 rpg. She closes out her career with 1,883 points and leaves as the program’s all-time leading scorer. Vincent also

finishes No. 1 in Norsewomen history with 1,166 career rebounds and a 16.2 ppg scoring average.

1980-81 • NKU finishes with a 12-16 overall record. The Norsewomen close out the season with a 97-83 loss to Morehead State in a KWIC tournament game. • Janet Brungs averages 12.7 ppg to lead the team in scoring. She also grabs a team-leading 9.9 rebouns per contest. • Marilyn Moore (nee Scroggin) retires as head Marilyn Moore coach. Moore, who began the program, closes out her NKU coaching career with a 137-73 record.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1981-82 • Jane Meier is named women’s basketball head coach at NKU to replace Marilyn Moore. Meier is also the volleyball head coach for the Norsewomen.

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• NKU, which has competed at the AIAW major-college level in women’s basketball, reclassifies and joins the NCAA Division II ranks. The volleyball program also begins competing at the NCAA Division II level.

• In her basketball coaching debut, Meier guides NKU past Cleveland State, 99-66. Nancy Dickman scores 28 points to lead the Norsewomen. • NKU starts the season with a 6-1 record, which includes wins against Louisville, Cincinnati, Indiana State and Marshall. • Barb Harkins pours in 20 points as NKU knocks off Xavier, 79-64, in the regular-season finale. Janet Brungs grabs a team-leading 16 rebounds for the

Norsewomen, who improve to 23-5 and earn a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament. • NKU travels to Rochester, Mich., to meet Oakland (Mich.) in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional. Despite 22 points from Barb Harkins, NKU drops a 77-75 decision to finish the season 23-6. • Nancy Dickman leads NKU in scoring at 14.7 ppg. Janet Brungs averages 13.9 ppg and 9.4 rebounds per game. The Norsewomen also feature two other double-figure scorers in Barb Harkins (13.7 ppg) and Brenda Ryan (12.3 ppg).

1982-83 • After suffering a 69-68 overtime loss on the road to Kentucky Wesleyan to begin the season, NKU opens its home schedule with a 74-55 win over Georgetown (Ky.). Pam King and Nancy Williams each score 16 points to lead NKU. • NKU closes out the season with a 71-59 win over Wright State in Regents Hall. The Norsewomen finish with a 13-14 record. This is the final game as head coach for Jane Meier.

The NKU bench and head coach Jane Meier (standing third from right) observe the action in Regents Hall.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1983-84 • Former NKU player and assistant Nancy Winstel replaces Jane Meier as head coach. Winstel spent three seasons at Midway (Ky.) College as head coach. • On Nov. 22, 1983, Winstel makes her NKU coaching debut against Georgetown (Ky.) in a game played at Midway (Ky.) College. Pam King scores 14 points as the Lady Norse post a 63-56 win over Georgetown. Nancy Dickman pulls down a team-leading 13 rebounds in that win, and Clare Lester dishes out six assists. • Winstel’s first NKU team finishes the season with a 17-10 record after an 83-65 victory over Wright Nancy Winstel State. Nancy Dickman averages 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game to lead NKU.

1984-85 • On Dec. 22, 1984, NKU pulls off a 66-60 upset of defending NCAA Division II national champion Central Missouri State during the inaugural Perkins Classic in Regents Hall. Nancy Dickman pours in 19 points to lead NKU past the powerful Jennies. • NKU captures the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region championship with an 81-69 win over Clark (Ga.). Pam King scores 20 points and hauls down nine rebounds to earn most valuable player honors for the Lady Norse. That victory sends NKU to the national quarterfinals for a rematch with defending national champion Central Missouri State. • Shara Sherman scores 20 points and keys a 22-6 second-half run as top-ranked Central Missouri State defeats NKU, 79-63, in the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals at Warrensburg, Mo. The Jennies build a 54-32 lead with 13 minutes remaining in the game and coast to the win. Nancy Dickman closes out her career with 16 points and 11 rebounds for No. 9 NKU, which finishes with a 19-9 record.

NKU’s Rita Eggleston (top) attempts a shot against Central Missouri State during the 1985 NCAA Division II national quarterfinals at Warrensburg, Mo. Nancy Dickman and Amy Falk (bottom) console each other after NKU’s 79-63 loss to top-ranked Central Missouri State.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1986-87 • On Nov. 29, 1986, Bev Walker hits a 10-foot jumper with 22 seconds remaining in the game as NKU stuns the University of Cincinnati, 64-63, at the Communiplex Classic in Cincinnati. The Lady Norse score the final six points of the game to knock off the Bearcats. Cindy Schlarman nets 18 points and grabs nine rebounds to lead NKU. • NKU wins the Perkins Classic with a 66-62 victory over Army in Regents Hall. Linda Honigford leads the Lady Norse with 14 points, while teammate Melissa Wood scores 12. • On Dec. 18, 1986, transfer guard Julie Wells becomes eligible and helps NKU defeat Central State, 59-50. Wells, an all-state selection as a prep star in both Ohio (Oak Hills High School) and Kentucky (Boone County High School), scores 10 points in her Lady Norse debut. Nancy Winstel (right) gives assistant coach Tina May a hug after the Lady Norse defeat West Texas State in the 1987 NCAA Division II national quarterfinals in Regents Hall.

• On Dec. 31, 1986, Melissa Wood connects on the first 3-point field goal in NKU history during a 79-66 loss to Xavier in Regents Hall. Wood hits the 3pointer in the second half, but NKU is unable to rally past Xavier. Prior to this game, NKU had attempted just two 3-pointers the entire season. Julie Metzner also makes a 3-pointer for NKU late in the loss to Xavier. • Saint Joseph’s posts a 78-69 win over NKU in Rensselaer, Ind., on Jan. 13, 1987. This will be the final losss of the regular season for the Lady Norse.

• On Feb. 26, 1987, Melissa Wood scores NKU’s final 14 points as the Lady Norse wrap up the Great Lakes Valley Conference title with a 7068 victory at Ashland. Wood buries four 3-pointers during the last five minutes of the game. Her biggest trey results in a rare five-point play as she is fouled after making a 3-pointer with the game tied at 56-all. Wood converts both free throws to give the Lady Norse a 61-56 lead, and NKU holds on to clinch the GLVC championship. • Natalie Ochs scores 17 points as NKU closes out the regular season with a 97-66 win at IPFW. Julie Wells adds 16 points for the Lady Norse, who earn the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional and a first-round bye. Melissa Wood and Linda Honigford each score 14 points for NKU, which will play host to the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament against the Bellarmine/Wright State winner. Melissa Wood made the first 3pointer in NKU women’s basketball history on Dec. 31, 1986.

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• Wright State defeats Bellarmine, 80-67, in the first round and advances to meet NKU for the Great Lakes Regional championship.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 1987 NCAA DIVISION II GREAT LAKES REGIONAL (at Highland Heights, Ky.)

Julie Wells goes up for a basket during the second half of NKU’s 74-63 win over Wright State during the 1987 NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional championship game in Regents Hall. Wells finished with 16 points as the Lady Norse advanced to the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals against West Texas State.

• On March 10, 1987, Amy Falk scores 20 points to lead NKU past Wright State, 74-63, in Regents Hall. Julie Wells adds 16 points as the Lady Norse win the Great Lakes Regional championship and advance to the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals against West Texas State. • Melissa Wood keys the Lady Norse victory against Wright State by scoring 10 of her 15 points in the second half. Cindy Schlarman adds 14 points as NKU extends its winning streak to 14 games. The Lady Norse go 20-for-27 from the freethrow line in the second half to coast past the Raiders into the national quarterfinals. • West Texas State knocks off Central Missouri State to win the South Central Region and advances to play NKU for a trip to the NCAA Division II Final Four. 2012-13 NKU Norse media guide

Cindy Schlarman (right) passes the ball during NKU’s win over Wright State.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 1987 NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL QUARTERFINALS (at Highland Heights, Ky.) • NKU plays host to West Texas State on March 14, 1987, in Regents Hall in the NCAA Division II national quarterfinals. The Lady Norse, ranked No. 7 nationally in the final NCAA Division II poll, enter the game with a 24-4 record and 14 straight victories. West Texas State is ranked No. 6 nationally and is 25-3. • West Texas State holds a 43-40 lead with 14:36 remaining in the game, but Linda Honigford scores six points during a 12-0 NKU run to give the Lady Norse a 52-43 advantage. • NKU does not allow a field goal for for more than 11 minutes in the second half and rolls to a 64-55 win. The Lady Buffs go just 5-for-27 from the field in the second half and do not recover from NKU’s 12-0 run. • NKU senior forward Lori Tyler is named the most valuable player of the national quarterfinal game after scoring 10 points and leading the defensive effort for the Lady Norse. Julie Wells scores a team-high 16 points for NKU, while Amy Falk adds 15. Linda Honigford finishes with 12 points as NKU extends its winning streak to 15 games and earns its first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II Final Four.

Lori Tyler (left) and Melissa Wood (center) celebrate after leading NKU past West Texas State, 64-55, in the 1987 NCAA Division II national quarterfinals in Regents Hall. Tyler was named most valubale player after scoring 10 points and leading the NKU defensive effort.

The NKU bench reacts as the final seconds tick away during the Lady Norse’s 64-55 win over West Texas State in the 1987 NCAA Division II national quarterfinals in Regents Hall. The victory gave NKU its first-ever trip to the NCAA Division II Final Four.

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The crowd in Regents Hall (left) gave NKU much-needed support during the Lady Norse’s 64-55 win over West Texas State in the 1987 NCAA Division II national quarterfinals. NKU assistant coach Tina May gives Lori Tyler a hug after the Lady Norse defeat West Texas State.

THE 1987 NCAA DIVISION II FINAL FOUR (at Springfield, Mass.) • On March 19, 1987, NKU meets New Haven in the NCAA Division II Final Four. New Haven enters the national semifinals with a 26-game winning streak and a 27-2 record. NKU is 25-4 and owns 15 consecutive victories. • New Haven takes a 33-25 halftime lead after shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Chargers later extend that advantage to 57-47 with eight minutes remaining. • NKU uses an 11-1 spurt to tie the score at 58-all on Lori Tyler’s basket with 5:31 left in the game. The teams trade baskets, but New Haven takes a 66-64 lead when Charlene Taylor banks in a jumper. Melissa Wood hits the tying basket with 34 seconds remaining in regulation, and New Haven plays for the final shot. The Chargers are unable to convert and the teams go into overtime tied at 66-all. • NKU builds a 74-70 lead with 2:11 remaining when Melissa Wood buries a jumper from the right corner, but the Lady Norse do not score again. Charlene Taylor’s basket after grabbing an offensive rebound cuts NKU’s lead to 74-72. Wood misses the front end of the one-and-one bonus with 1:47 left, and she later misses the front end of the bonus with 1:20 remaining. New Haven takes the lead for good with 52 seconds left when Taylor converts two free throws. Lori Tyler leads NKU with 18 points, while Wood adds 15. Cindy Schlarman finishes with 11 points and 12 rebounds. 2012-13 NKU Norse media guide

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1987-88 • NKU, led by guard Julie Wells, begins the season 18-0 and jumps up to No. 5 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll. • On Feb. 4, 1988, Indianapolis snaps NKU’s bid for a perfect season by upsetting the Lady Norse, 85-82, in overtime in Regents Hall. Indianapolis rallies from a 12-point deficit with nine minutes remaining in the second half to force overtime when Mary Maravilla hits two free throws with five seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 72-all. Indianapolis builds an 85-76 lead in overtime and holds off a late NKU rally to notch the upset. • On Feb. 27, 1988, Jeannette Yeoman scores a GLVC-record 50 points as Saint Joseph’s defeats NKU in five overtimes, 131-130, at Rensselaer, Ind. The two teams combine to set or tie five NCAA records and 10 GLVC records in a game that lasted nearly four hours. Linda Honigford leads NKU with 32 points and 20 rebounds. NKU held a 77-74 lead in the closing seconds of regulation, but Yeoman buries a 3-pointer to force overtime. In the fifth overtime, NKU jumps out to a 129-124 lead with two minutes remaining, but Saint Joseph’s uses a 50 run to knot the score at 129-all. Julie Metzner hits one of two free throws to give NKU a 130129 lead with 29 seconds left. Yeoman then wins the game for Saint Joseph’s by connecting on a jumper from the corner with seven seconds remaining. NKU turns the ball over on its final possession, ending the highest-scoring women’s game in Division II history. • NKU wins its final two-regular season games and repeats as GLVC champions. The Lady Norse (25-2) earn the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regionl and face Lake Superior State in Regents Hall. • Lake Superior State stuns top-seeded NKU, 77-76, in two overtimes in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional. The Lady Norse end the season 25-3, with all three losses coming in overtime.

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Julie Wells (right) passes over Lake Superior State’s Teressa Watwood during the 1988 NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional in Regents Hall. Lake Superior State upset top-seeded NKU, 77-76, in double overtime. Watwood led the Lakers with 22 points.

1988-89 • NKU wins its final eight regular-season games to earn a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament.The Lady Norse pick up a huge road victory at Bellarmine late in the season to cement the NCAA bid. It marks the fifth straight year the Lady Norse qualify for the postseason event. • The overtime jinx haunts NKU again, as Oakland (Mich.) rallies to force the extra session and defeats the Lady Norse, 95-93. NKU holds a three-point lead late in regulation, but Oakland hits a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to force overtime. NKU finishes with a 21-7 record.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1989-90 • On Feb. 22, 1990, Valerie Gaerke hits a short jumper with one second remaining to give NKU an 82-80 win over previously unbeaten Saint Joseph’s in Regents Hall. Linda Honigford pours in 34 points - 20 in the first half - to lead the Lady Norse, who hand the Pumas (24-1) their only loss of the regular season. Christie Freppon adds 18 points for NKU, which overcomes a 27-point performance by Jeannette Yeoman.

Valerie Gaerke (pictured left) walks off the court after hitting a last-second shot to knock off Saint Joseph’s, 82-80, on Feb. 22, 1990. NKU teammates (right) celebrate after the Lady Norse halt the Pumas’ 24-game winning streak.

1990-91 • NKU wins nine of its final 10 games to capture the GLVC championship. The Lady Norse, led by GLVC Player of the Year Christie Freppon, earn the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament and play host to that event in Regents Hall. • On March 8, 1991, Lisa Jamula scores 26 points and grabs 15 rebounds as Northern Michigan upsets NKU, 67-63, in the first round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional Tournament in Regents Hall. The Wildcats hold NKU (22-6) to 38.8 percent shooting from the field and win the rebounding battle by a 46-36 margin to eliminate the Lady Norse. Amy Middleton leads NKU with 18 points. Christie Freppon collects a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds for NKU, which finishes 0-for-7 from 3-point range.

Christie Freppon led NKU to the 1991 GLVC title.

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An era of unprecedented success tips off for NKU women’s basketball in this photo as freshman Michelle Cottrell (22) wins the jump ball over Mars Hill’s Shannon Davis (44) on Nov. 13, 1998, in the first round of the Perkins Classic in Regents Hall. This marks the first play in Cottrell’s career, which will eventually include an NCAA Division II national championship, three All-America honors and three GLVC Player of the Year awards.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1998-99 • On Nov. 13, 1998, freshman forward Michelle Cottrell makes her NKU debut against Mars Hill in the Perkins Classic in Regents Hall. Cottrell finishes with 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field as the Norse post a 100-67 victory. Cottrell’s first NKU basket comes with 11:57 remaining before halftime. The 5-foot-11 forward grabs a team-leading nine rebounds in her collegiate debut and adds two steals and two assists. Shannon Smith and Michele Tuchfarber each score 22 points to lead NKU. • On Nov. 14, 1998, Michelle Cottrell records her first collegiate double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds as NKU knocks off Delta State, 67-55, to capture the Perkins Classic title. Shannon Smith leads NKU with 18 points, and the Norse hold Delta State to 26.3 percent shooting from the field. • On Nov. 24, 1998, Michelle Cottrell scores 20 points and grabs 11 rebounds to lead the Norse to an 80-69 road win at Ashland. • Shannon Smith pours in 21 points as NKU knocks off Southern Indiana, 66-62, at Evansville, Ind., to remain unbeaten at 6-0. The victory snaps an eight-game losing streak against Southern Indiana for the Norse, who see their unbeaten streak end two days later at Southern Illinois at Edwardsville, 62-61. Michelle Cottrell drives against Maria Hickman of Mars Hill during the 1998-99 season opener. Cottrell scores 12 points and grabs nine rebounds in her NKU debut.

• On Jan. 2, 1999, Missouri-St. Louis shocks NKU in Regents Hall, 76-67. Melanie Marcy comes off the bench and scores 20 points to lead the Riverwomen, who shoot 52.1 percent from the field to defeat NKU. Michelle Cottrell scores 17 points and grabs 10 rebounds for the Norse, who will not lose again during the regular season. Shannon Smith and Michele Tuchfarber each add 14 points, but NKU makes just 32.8 percent of its shots from the field and only 57.6 percent of its free throws. • On Jan. 14, 1999, Michelle Cottrell scores 32 points on 14-for-15 shooting from the field and grabs 11 rebounds to lead NKU past Lewis, 77-59, in Regents Hall.

RIVERWOMEN BEGIN NEW YEAR WITH HUGE UPSET On Jan. 2, 1999, Missouri-St. Louis shocks NKU in Regents Hall, 76-67. Pictured at the right is Missouri-St. Louis forward Tawanda Daniel drawing a foul from NKU’s Michele Tuchfarber late in the game. Daniel made one of two free throws with two seconds remaining to account for the final margin.

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Shannon Smith (right) takes her turn at cutting down the net after NKU captured the 1999 GLVC Tournament championship at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind. The Norse won their first-ever GLVC Tournament title by outlasting Bellarmine, 74-72, in the championship game. Michelle Cottrell (below) prepares to power her way for a basket against Southern Indiana in the GLVC Tournament semifinals.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE • On Feb. 26, 1999, Michelle Cottrell scores 24 points and grabs 12 rebounds as NKU rallies past Southern Indiana, 68-64, in the semifinals of the GLVC Tournament in Roberts Stadium. Southern Indiana builds a 10-point lead early in the second half, but Cottrell takes control late in the game. She scores 15 points in the second half - including a pair of baskets that turn a 64-61 deficit into a 65-64 NKU lead with 1:13 left in the game. Kris Kamrath hits a pair of clutch free throws with 33 seconds remaining to extend the Norse advantage to 67-64, and Cottrell seals the victory by making one of two free throws in the final seconds to eliminate the defending GLVC champions. • On Feb. 27, 1999, Michele Tuchfarber buries a 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining in the game to lift NKU past Bellarmine, 74-72, in the championship game of the GLVC Tournament in Roberts Stadium at Evansville, Ind. Michelle Cottrell finishes with 30 points and seven rebounds to earn most outstanding player honors of the GLVC Tournament.

Michelle Cottrell goes up for a jumper in the second half of NKU’s 68-64 win over Southern Indiana during the semifinals of the 1999 GLVC Tournament. Cottrell finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Monique McRae (left) prepares to cut the net after NKU’s 74-72 win over Bellarmine in the GLVC Tournament championship game.

Julie Stanley (left) sets a screen against Bellarmine in the 1999 GLVC Tournament championship game. Michele Tuchfarber (center) attempts a shot in the Bellarmine game. Michelle Cottrell (above) takes her turn at cutting the net after NKU’s 74-72 win.

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NKU players (top) show off the 1999 GLVC Tournament championship trophy following their 74-72 win over Bellarmine in the finals. GLVC Tournament most outstanding player Michelle Cottrell (right) and NKU head coach Nancy Winstel admire Cottrell’s award.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 1999 NCAA DIVISION II GREAT LAKES REGIONAL (at Highland Heights, Ky.) • NKU earns the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional and plays host to the event in Regents Hall. The Norse receive a first-round bye in the six-team event and face Grand Valley State - a 70-57 winner against Bellarmine in the opening round - in the semifinals on March 5, 1999. • Michelle Cottrell and Julie Stanley combine for 37 points and 23 rebounds as NKU rolls past Grand Valley State, 85-67. Cottrell finishes with 19 points and 17 rebounds, while Stanley adds 18 points and six rebounds. The Norse shoot 50.9 percent from the field and limit Grand Valley State to just 39.7 percent from the field. • Michigan Tech posts an 87-73 win over Southern Illinois at Edwardsville in the other semifinal game. • On March 6, 1999, Michelle Cottrell grabs an offensive rebound and scores as time expires to give NKU a 65-63 win over Michigan Tech and a trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. With less than a minute remaining, Julie Stanley buried a 3-pointer to give NKU a 63-61 lead. Michigan Tech’s Allison Bailey responded by hitting a short jumper to tie the score at 63-all with 14 seconds left on the clock. After a timeout, NKU works the ball into Shannon Smith, who misses a jumper from the right side of the lane. Cottrell, however, snares the offensive rebound and muscles up a shot with one second remaining. The ball goes through the basket as time expires, giving NKU the regional championship and setting off a wild celebration in Regents Hall. Michele Tuchfarber leads NKU with 19 points and seven assists. Cottrell adds 12 points and 10 rebounds for NKU, which improves to 29-2.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY 65, MICHIGAN TECH 63 Cottrell beats buzzer, NKU wins 1999 Great Lakes Regional championship

1. THE CALL

2. THE PLAY

The NKU coaching staff sets up the final play, which will go inside to Shannon Smith on the right block.

Shannon Smith misses a short jumper from the right block with three seconds remaining in the game.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 3. THE FOLLOW-UP SHOT AFTER THE OFFENSIVE REBOUND

Michelle Cottrell grabs Smith’s miss on the left side of the lane and beats the buzzer with this follow-up shot. Michigan Tech defender Elizabeth Pietila watches Cottrell’s attempt go through the net as time expires.

4. THE RESULT NKU’s Julie Stanley (jumping in the center of the lane) and Michele Tuchfarber (jumping at the free-throw line) celebrate after Cottrell’s shot goes through the basket as time expires. Michigan Tech players Elizabeth Pietila (22), Janalee Rondorf (40) and Megan Gardner (20) are also pictured as the crowd in the background waits for the official to signal Cottrell’s last-second basket is good.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 5. THE REACTION

Referee Jeff Hagan (top left) signals the basket is good, giving NKU a 65-63 victory and the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region championship. A Norse celebration follows, as does a trip to Pine Bluff, Ark., for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 1999 NCAA DIVISION II ELITE EIGHT (at Pine Bluff, Ark.) • NKU jumps out to a 20-point halftime lead and holds on to defeat Indiana (Pa.), 75-67, on March 17, 1999, at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. The Norse shoot 55 percent from the field in the first half and build a 44-24 cushion at the break. Jessica Jenson comes off the bench and scores 11 first-half points - including a 3-pointer in the closing seconds - to spark NKU.

NKU’s Katie Kelsey (21) drives past Indiana (Pa.) guard Carrie Hoy during the 1999 NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

• Indiana (Pa.) rallies and cuts NKU’s lead to 68-64 with 1:55 remaining in the game. Shannon Smith counters by making a pair of free throws to extend NKU’s advantage to 70-64, and Michelle Cottrell seals the victory by sinking three free throws in the final 41 seconds. Smith leads NKU with 20 points, while Jenson finishes with 14 points. Cottrell collects a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Michele Tuchfarber scores 11 points for the Norse, and teammate Katie Kelsey adds 10 points and four assists. NKU finishes 26-for-37 from the free-throw line to advance to the national semifinals against local favorite Arkansas Tech.

NKU head coach Nancy Winstel (left) and Shannon Smith answer questions at the press conference following the Norse’s 75-67 win over Indiana (Pa.) Smith (pictured at the right driving against Indiana (Pa.) during that victory) led NKU with 20 points.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 1999 NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL SEMIFINALS • NKU rallies from a five-point deficit early in the second half to take a 3938 lead when Michelle Cottrell hits a jumper with 9:43 remaining in the game. • Arkansas Tech responds with a 14-4 run to build a 52-43 advantage with 6:32 remaining. The Golden Suns hit four 3-pointers to key the spurt. Mindy Lasater and Khelli Mullen each hit two 3-pointers during the decisive run for Arkansas Tech. • NKU again rallies and pulls within two points (56-54) on a Michele Tuchfarber layup with 2:10 left in the game. Arkansas Tech makes six free throws in the final 1:18 to ice the 6257 victory. Michelle Cottrell fouls out with 7.5 second left and leads NKU with 18 points. Tuchfarber adds 15 points, and Shannon Smith finishes with 14 points in her final game as an NKU basketball player.

Michelle Cottrell reluctantly leaves the court with 7.5 seconds remaining after picking up her fifth personal foul during Arkansas Tech’s 62-57 victory over NKU in the NCAA Division II national semifinals. Cottrell would return to Pine Bluff, Ark., the following season, and the ending would produce more pleasant results for the NKU women’s basketball program.

Pictured above is the 1998-99 NKU women’s basketball team, which advanced to the NCAA Division II national semifinals and finished 30-3. At the right is senior center Shannon Smith, who attempts a shot against Arkansas Tech during the national semifinals at Pine Bluff, Ark.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 1999-2000 • Freshman forward Kristin Polosky makes an eye-opening debut at NKU on Nov. 27, 1999, by recording 10 steals during a 104-41 victory over Union (Ky.) in Regents Hall. Polosky also scores 13 points, grabs six rebounds and blocks three shots for the Norse. Junior center Julie Cowens adds 21 points in her NKU debut, while Michelle Cottrell records a double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds. • On Dec. 21, 1999, Heather Livingstone pours in 19 points and dishes out five assists as NKU improves to 7-0 with an 80-36 win over Kentucky State. Suzie Smith adds 13 points and four assists for NKU, which limits Kentucky State to 18.2 percent shooting from the field. • Alicia Evans scores 20 points as Florida Southern upsets No. 6 NKU, 76-59, at Lakeland, Fla., on Dec. 28, 1999. NKU shoots just 44.4 percent (12-for-27) from the free-throw line and commits 18 turnovers to suffer its first loss of the season.

Heather Livingstone launches a jumper against Kentucky State on Dec. 21, 1999. Livingstone scored 19 points and dished out five assists during NKU’s 80-36 win.

• On Jan. 8, 2000, Bellarmine rallies from an 18-point deficit to stun NKU, 76-72, in Regents Hall. NKU jumps out to a 27-9 lead in the first half and appears on the verge of blowing out Bellarmine. The Knights, however, rally to slice NKU’s halftime lead to 37-27. Bellarmine uses a 19-4 run late in the second half to turn a 64-55 deficit into a 74-68 advantage. This will be the last time NKU suffers a loss during the 19992000 season.

1-2 PUNCH The inside attack of Julie Cowens (pictured left against Kentucky State) and Michelle Cottrell (22) made NKU tough to beat in Regents Hall. In this game, the Norse allowed just 36 points and rolled to an 80-36 win over Kentucky State.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 2000 NCAA DIVISION II GREAT LAKES REGIONAL (at Highland Heights, Ky.) • The much-anticipated rematch between NKU and Michigan Tech materializes in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional on March 10, 2000, in Regents Hall. The two teams met the previous season, with NKU pulling out a buzzer-beating 65-63 win in the championship game of the Great Lakes Regional. • Allison Bailey’s basket with 2:33 remaining gives Michigan Tech a 59-58 lead. Both teams miss opportunities during the next two minutes. With less than 12 seconds left in the game, Bridget Flanagan attempts a short jumper from the left side that rims out.

NKU assistant coach Brian Neal gets his point across to freshman Kristin Polosky during the 2000 NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Tournament.

• Michelle Cottrell - who one year earlier scored the winning basket at the buzzer to beat Michigan Tech after pulling down an offensive rebound - leaps and grabs Flanagan’s miss from the right side. Cottrell powers her way past the Michigan Tech defenders for a basket to give NKU a 60-59 lead with six seconds left on the clock. • Michigan Tech gets the ball to standout forward Clara Goggins after a timeout. After avoiding two NKU defenders - including Heather Livingstone, who hits the floor trying to draw a charge - Goggins launches a 25footer from the left wing. The shot misses, and NKU escapes with the 60-59 victory.

MTU DEJA VU: NOT COTT... NOT AGAIN Once again, Michelle Cottrell spoils Michigan Tech’s NCAA Tournament dreams with a basket off an offensive rebound in the final seconds. Cottrell (22) grabs a missed jumper by Bridget Flanagan and converts the follow-up to give NKU a 60-59 lead with six seconds remaining in the game. Unlike the previous year, when Cottrell’s basket at the buzzer gave NKU a 65-63 win, Michigan Tech had one final chance. See the following page for the Huskies’ final shot.

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Clara Goggins launches a shot over NKU defender Jessica Jenson in the final seconds of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region semifinals with Michigan Tech trailing by one point. Goggins’ attempt is off-target, giving NKU a 60-59 win. It marked the second straight year NKU eliminated Michigan Tech in a last-second thriller in Regents Hall, and the victory sends the Norse into the regional championship game against Northern Michigan.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE • On March 11, 2000, NKU rallies from an early 12-point deficit to knock off Northern Michigan, 77-70, in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional championship game. Michele Tuchfarber leads the Norse with 22 points, including a 10-for-10 performance at the freethrow line. • Michelle Cottrell adds 17 points and nine rebounds for the Norse, who win their 21st consecutive game and improve to 29-2. Cottrell is also named the tournament’s most outstanding player. Tuchfarber scores 17 of her 22 points in the second half for the Norse. • NKU will make its second straight trip to the Elite Eight at Pine Bluff, Ark., and the Norse will play unbeaten and top-ranked College of St. Rose (N.Y.), which is 34-0 after defeating Bentley (Mass.), 82-72, for the Northeast Region title. NKU is ranked No. 2 nationally. Freshman forward Amy Mobley comes off the bench and contributes 13 points and eight rebounds as NKU repeats as NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional champions.

Heather Livingstone finishes off a fastbreak with a layup during the first half of NKU’s 77-70 victory over Northern Michigan.

NORSE REPEAT AS REGIONAL CHAMPIONS NKU’s Amy Mobley (pictured left) posts up against Northern Michigan. After the final buzzer, NKU celebrates its 77-70 win over Northern Michigan and a second straight trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at Pine Bluff, Ark. (Photos by Jeff McCurry, NKU Sports Information)

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By Ricky Harvey The Cincinnati Enquirer (reprinted with permission) PINE BLUFF, Ark. — In 34 previous attempts this season, no team could do it. In one try, Northern Kentucky University did it – the Norse knocked off previously unbeaten Saint Rose (N.Y.). NKU, ranked No. 2 nationally, overcame a sluggish first half and rallied for a 60-50 victory over top-ranked Saint Rose (N.Y.) in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Michele Tuchfarber led NKU (30-2) with 14 points. Michelle Cottrell and Bridget Flanagan added 13 points each. Down 25-20 at halftime, the Norse took their first lead of the game at 45-44 on a jumper from Flanagan with 3:13 left. NKU wouldn’t trail again. Saint Rose (34-1) tied it with 2:57 left, but NKU closed the game with a 3pointer from Flanagan, eight points from Tuchfarber and a conventional threepoint play from freshman Amy Mobley to The NKU bench cheers after Bridget Flanagan buries a 3-pointer in the second seal the victory and move on to the Final half of the Norse’s 60-50 victory over top-ranked Saint Rose (N.Y.) in the NCAA Four. Division II national quarterfinals. Saint Rose entered the Elite Eight unbeaten “It was a great game, a great game,” (34-0). (Photos by Jeff McCurry, NKU Sports Information) NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said. “We just wanted to keep it close and have a chance at the end, and the girls really hung tough. All I know is we get to play (in the Final Four), and that’s all that matters.” With Saint Rose trailing 52-47 with 1:24 left, Colleen Sheridan nailed a 3-pointer to pull the Golden Knights within two. But the Norse responded - thanks to Mobley, who drove the lane, made a layup and then hit a free throw with a minute left to give Northern Kentucky a 55-50 lead. “I thought then that we had a chance,” Mobley said. “But I still knew we had to play tough defense the rest of the way.” CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Despite shooting just 29 percent in the first half (8-of-28 from the field) and being outrebounded 22-14, NKU trailed just 25-20 at intermission. A 3-pointer by Tuchfarber at the buzzer pulled the Norse within five at the break. The victory extended NKU’s winning streak to 22 consecutive games and sets up a showdown with powerhouse Western Washington in the national semifinals.

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NORSE WOMEN WITHIN REACH OF A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP • NKU holds off Western Washington, 8074, in NCAA Division II national semifinals... • Norse will meet North Dakota State for national championship on ESPN2... Enquirer News Services (reprinted with permission) PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The ladies from Highland Heights, Ky., are just one win away from taking home an NCAA Division II national championship. Julie Cowens scored 19 points as Northern Kentucky University defeated Western Washington, 80-74, in the NCAA Division II Final Four at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. NKU, which extended its winning streak to 23 consecutive games, improved to 31-2. The Norse will meet North Dakota State University (28-3) for the NCAA Division II national championship. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Cowens, a junior post player, made 8-of-10 shots from the field against Western Washington, and she connected on all three of her attempts from the free-throw line. The Norse shot 50 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle by a 32-31 margin. Junior guard Michele Tuchfarber added 15 points for NKU, and sophomore forward Michelle Cottrell scored 14 points. Freshman forward Kristin Polosky scored 10 points off the bench to spark NKU. The Norse (31-2) made six free throws in the final 53.6 seconds to pull out the victory. NKU was 26-of-34 (76.5 percent) from the line, including 19-of-23 by the starters. “We shot 50 percent (from the line) Thursday and generally bounce back from an effort like that,” NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said. “There are some games where we’re a 92 percent shooting team, and there are others where we’re 50 percent. We didn’t shoot many in our shoot-around today, but free throws were something we really talked about.” Western Washington senior forward Celeste Hill helped Michelle Cottrell powers her way for a basket in the rally the Vikings from a 10-point first-half deficit. She finished second half against Western Washington. with 28 points and had eight points in the first 10 minutes of CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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the second half as the Vikings grabbed a 58-56 advantage with 7:53 remaining. But NKU took over from there. “It was a really physical game,” said Hill, who finished 10-of-19 from the field and with a gamehigh eight rebounds. “I didn’t hardly get any touches without getting knocked around some.” NKU outscored Western 9-2 during the next three minutes and never trailed again. The Vikings pulled to within one point twice in the final 2:16, but on both occasions, Northern Kentucky responded with three-point plays. Hill hit a short jumper with 2:16 left to pull WWU to within 67-66, but Northern Kentucky answered with a 3-pointer by Tuchfarber. With 20 seconds left, Western’s Briana Abrahamsen connected on a 3-pointer to pull the Vikings to within 75-74, but Cottrell was fouled while hitting a layup two seconds later. Her ensuing free throw and Jodie Kaczor’s failed 3-pointer at the other end effectively ended the game.

Amy Mobley battles Western Washington’s Ruth Taylor for a rebound during the national semifinals.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY 80, WESTERN WASHINGTON 74 March 23, 2000 NCAA Division II national semifinals PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The NCAA Division II national championship will be decided Saturday as North Dakota State (28-3) meets Northern Kentucky (31-2) for the title. North Dakota State has won five national championships in womenʼs basketball, while Northern Kentucky is seeking its first NCAA

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NKU WOMEN SHOW HEART IN THE CLUTCH, WIN 2000 NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL TITLE Norse rally in second half to knock off North Dakota State in overtime, 71-62, to capture first-ever NCAA Division II national championship By Neil Schmidt The Cincinnati Enquirer (reprinted with permission)

Northern Kentucky 71 N. Dakota State 62 (OT) March 25, 2000

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The buzzer sounded, and Northern Kentucky University’s women raced to midcourt, a circle of friends in a circle of tears. Within minutes, national champion T-shirts had been donned. Then came the ladder-andscissors drill. Seventy minutes after the final buzzer, coach Nancy Winstel jumped fully clothed into the pool at the Ramada Inn next door, and the Norse followed suit, still in their uniforms. There was one final game plan: With a 5:15 a.m. wake-up call today to make a flight, the players were to prevent oversleeping by simply not sleeping. “Heck, it’s not like we have practice tomorrow,” Winstel said. For the first national title of any kind in school history, there was to be no celebration left unfinished. An all-night party was the least they could do. “It’s almost undescribeable,” junior guard Heather Livingstone said. “I wish I would have looked in a dictionary to find a word for this. It’s absolutely the best feeling in the world.” CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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NKU players celebrate after winning the 2000 NCAA Division II national championship at Pine Bluff, Ark. (Photos by Jeff McCurry, NKU Sports Information)

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What began as a rebuilding season ended in rejoicing, the Norse rallying for a 71-62 overtime triumph over North Dakota State for the NCAA Division II basketball crown Saturday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. A team figured a year away from its peak somehow stands at the summit. NKU had no seniors in its nine-player rotation. It had just four players back from last season, two of them starters. Yet it had heart. NKU trailed late in the second half of all five of its tournament games, behind by double digits in two of them. It rallied from seven points down with 15 minutes left Saturday, then regrouped after losing a four-point lead in the final 80 seconds of regulation. “Our team has more heart than anyone,” forward Amy Mobley said. Mobley, a freshman from Harrison, scored 13 points Saturday, 11 of them after halftime. Michelle Cottrell, a sophomore forward from Boone County, earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors after totaling 23 points and 19 rebounds. Michele Tuchfarber, a junior guard from Mount Notre Dame, totaled nine points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals and also made the all-tourney team. NKU finished 32-2, ending with a 24-game winning Michele Tuchfarber sees an opening against streak. North Dakota State, a five-time national champ, went North Dakota State in the second half. 28-4. “This is one of the few times I have ever been speechless,” Winstel said. “When we went into this year, we didn’t ever think about winning a national championship. We’re so young, we never looked ahead past the next game.” The secret Saturday was defense. NKU held the Bison to one basket the last 11:27 of play, including 0-of-7 shooting in overtime. They shot 33.9 percent, making just seven of 30 shots after halftime. Division II Player of the Year Jayne Even scored just 14 points on 5-for-18 shooting. “They were all over Jayne defensively, and their offensive execution was much better than ours,” NDSU coach Amy Ruley said. The lead changed hands throughout the second half, but the Bison used two free throws and a basket with 39 seconds left to tie the score. Livingstone missed a potential game-winning 3pointer, NDSU turned over the ball, and Cottrell missed a heavily guarded shot at the buzzer. After 32 years as a university, another five minutes wasn’t too much longer to wait. “Everyone was tired, but we had so much adrenaline,” NKU junior Julie Cowens said. “We knew we were wearing them out.” NKU started the overtime strong, working the ball to Cottrell NKU’s Jessica Jenson drives baseline. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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for a bank shot 21 seconds into the period, then fed her for another basket and a four-point lead. It beat NDSU’s press for three layups, and at 6:55 p.m. Eastern time, the long wait had ended. The heartache over two previous Final Four losses — in 1987 and last year — was gone. So was the sting of the men’s basketball team’s losses in back-to-back championship games in 1996 and ’97, the latter by a point. This was NKU’s sixth NCAA Tournament team in the last 13 months: women’s basketball (twice), women’s tennis, volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s basketball. The volleyball and soccer teams reached the Final Four. “Our athletic program continues to grow,” President James Votruba said. The players, coaches and fans lingered on the court afterward, many wearing stunned smiles. “I can’t even believe it,” Athletic Director Jane Meier said. “It’s so neat when you say, ‘NKU, national champions.’ What a ring to it.” Michelle Cottrell is defended by North Dakota State’s Jayne Even (52) during the second half.

N. KENTUCKY (32-2) - Livingstone 1-5 2-2 5, Tuchfarber 3-9 2-3 9, Cottrell 7-14 9-12 23, Cowens 5-9 2-2 12, Jenson 2-6 2-2 7, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Mobley 4-7 4-10 13, Polosky 0-1 0-0 0, Flanagan 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-53 21-31 71. N. DAKOTA ST. (28-4) - Burns 2-4 0-1 4, Amundson 5-9 1-2 11, Gehrke 2-14 3-4 8, Boeddeker 1-3 0-0 2, Even 5-18 4-8 14, Berry 4-12 6-6 16, Ditty 1-1 2-2 4, Reif 0-0 0-1 0, Perrizo 1-1 0-2 3, Mayor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-62 16-26 62. Halftime-NDSU 33, NKU 29. 3-point goals-NKU 4-11 (Tuchfarber 1-1, Livingstone 1-3, Jenson 1-3, Mobley 1-3, Cowens 0-1), NDSU 4-19 (Berry 2-5, Perrizo 1-1, Gehrke 1-8, Amundson 0-1, Even 0-4). Fouled outTuchfarber, Boeddeker. Rebounds-NKU 44 (Cottrell 19), NDSU 41 (Even, Berry 10).

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A PHOTO RECAP OF THE 2000 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (Photos by Jeff McCurry, NKU Sports Information)

Two freshmen played a huge role in NKU’s 60-50 win over previously unbeaten Saint Rose (N.Y.) in the national quarterfinals. Bridget Flanagan (left) drills a 3-pointer in the second half to give NKU a 49-46 lead. Mobley is mobbed after scoring a basket while being fouled in the final minute.

COWENS NETS 19 POINTS IN FINAL FOUR VICTORY VS. W. WASHINGTON Julie Cowens scored 19 points as NKU defeated Western Washington, 80-74, in the NCAA Division II Final Four. Cowens (right) talks to the media following that NKU victory. 64

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 2000-01 • NKU, returning its top nine players from its NCAA national championship team, begins the season ranked No. 1 nationally and jumps out to a 10-0 start. The Norse post an 88-61 victory over SIUE on Jan. 4, 2001, to extend their winning streak to 34 consecutive games over two seasons. • On Jan. 6, 2001, Natalie Glaser scores seven of her 14 points during a 20-4 run late in the second half as Southern Indiana rallies to upset No. 1 NKU, 72-62, in Evansville, Ind. The loss snaps a 34-game winning streak for NKU. The Norse had not lost since Jan. 8, 2000, when Bellarmine posted a 76-72 win against NKU in Regents Hall. • On March 9, 2001, Gannon stuns NKU, 73-64, in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament at Houghton, Mich. The Norse finish with a 25-5 record.

2001-02 • On Dec. 21, 2001, Michelle Cottrell becomes NKU’s all-time leading scorer during a 6451 loss to Delta State in the championship game of the Community Recorder Classic in Regents Hall. Cottrell enters the game needing 13 points to pass Peggy Vincent (1,883 points) as NKU’s all-time career scoring leader. She breaks the record with 7:34 remaining in the game by converting an inside shot while being fouled by Katrina King. That basket gives Cottrell 1,884 career points. Delta State, however, holds off a late rally to snap top-ranked NKU’s home winning streak at 31 consecutive games.

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On Dec. 21, 2001, Michelle Cottrell becomes NKU’s alltime scoring leader with this basket against Delta State. Fouling Cottrell on the play is Katrina King. (Photo courtesy of The Cincinnati Post/David Kohl)

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE • NKU advances to the GLVC Tournament championship game on March 2, 2002, against Southern Indiana at Roberts Stadium. The Screaming Eagles post an 89-79 win over the Norse to repeat as GLVC Tournament champions and earn the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional. • NKU enters the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional as the No. 3 seed and defeats No. 6 seed Northern Michigan, Bridget Flanagan 73-60, in the first round at Evansville, Ind. Bridget Flanagan leads the Norse with 22 points, while Amy Mobley adds 17 points and 10 rebounds.

THE 2002 NCAA DIVISION II ELITE EIGHT • On March 20, 2002, South Dakota State rallies from a four-point deficit in the final 1:58 of the game to knock off NKU, 68-67, in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. With less than 10 seconds left and the score tied at 67-all, Amy Mobley misses a 10-foot running shot in the lane. Shari Johnson is fouled with 4.1 seconds left, and she hits one of two free throws to give South Dakota State a 68-67 lead. After a timeout, a long pass goes to midcourt into the hands of Michelle Cottrell. She dribbles in near the 3-point line and launches a shot that hits the backboard and bounces off the rim as time expires. Cottrell ends her career as NKU’s all-time scoring leader with 2,241 points.

• On March 8, 2002, Michelle Cottrell nets 21 points as NKU knocks off No. 2 seed Lake Superior State, 71-62, in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional semifinals. • On March 9, 2002, Michelle Cottrell scores 23 of her 31 points in the second half as NKU captures the NCAA II Great Lakes Region championship with a 69-66 win over top-seeded Southern Indiana in the PAC Arena at Evansville, Ind. Cottrell makes 12 of 19 shots from the field as NKU improves to 26-6 and earns a berth in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at Rochester, Minn. • NKU leads the entire second half, but Southern Indiana eventually pulls to within one point (61-60) with 1:41 remaining on a short jumper by Casey Hughes. Suzie Smith, however, connects on a 3point shot with 1:09 remaining to give the Norse a 64-60 advantage, and Amy Mobley extends the lead to 66-60 when she buries a jumper with 40 seconds left. • Cottrell, who is named the most outstanding player of the Great Lakes Regional, makes a pair of free throws with 32 seconds to give NKU a 68-61 lead. Southern Indiana eventually cuts the NKU lead to 69-66 and have a chance to tie, but the Screaming Eagles miss a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime.

Michelle Cottrell (top) is double-teamed by South Dakota State in the 2002 NCAA Division II Elite Eight at Rochester, Minn. Amy Mobley (bottom left) and Nancy Winstel answer questions after NKU’s 68-67 loss to South Dakota State.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 2002-03 • NKU begins the post-Michelle Cottrell Era by earning a berth in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional with a 21-7 record. The Norse begin the NCAA Tournament at Indianapolis by outlasting Grand Valley State, 69-63. The next night, NKU stuns top-seeded Indianapolis, 66-57, in the regional semifinals. The Norse dominate much of the game and move into the championship game against Quincy.

An improbable, unexpected comeback by a group of determined NKU basketball players in March of 2003 meant...guess what?

HERE THEY GO AGAIN...TO THE ELITE EIGHT INDIANAPOLIS - From every conceivable angle, they were gone. Not just simply beaten, but flat-out overwhelmed. It was halftime of Monday night’s NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region championship game, and Quincy owned a 36-21 lead over Northern Kentucky University. The Lady Hawks had held the Norse to just 29.6 percent shooting from the field, won the rebounding battle by a whopping 28-13 margin and were preparing to make reservations for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, a prize that awaited the winner of Monday’s contest. The Norse - playing without powerful inside presence Sharell Snardon, who was out with an injury - appeared to be 20 minutes away from calling it a season. Instead, they awoke. Maybe it’s the mammoth tradition that’s been built during the past 28 years, or perhaps it’s just a matter of just refusing to fold in clutch situations in the postseason. Whatever it is, NKU pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in the history of its storied women’s basketball program, and it is the Norse who are now making reservations for St. Joseph, Mo., and the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Bridget Flanagan’s basket with 22 seconds remaining snapped a 61-61 tie and lifted NKU to an improbable 64-61 win over Quincy. It marked the fourth time in the past five years that the Norse - who stunned top-seeded Indianapolis on Saturday - have captured the NCAA II Great Lakes Region title and earned a berth in the Elite Eight. 68

Amy Mobley begins the net-cutting festivities after NKU rallies to defeat Quincy, 64-61, in the 2003 NCAA II Great Lakes Region title game.

NKU - which trailed by 16 points early in the second half - used a 19-2 run to take a 40-39 lead on a 3-pointer by Amy Mobley with 12:25 remaining. Quincy eventually took a 57-52 lead with 3:32 left, but NKU used a 9-4 spurt to tie the game at 61-61 on a layup by Mobley. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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After a Quincy turnover with 53 seconds left, Flanagan missed a jumper that was rebounded by Mobley. Her short stick-back attempt rimmed out and was rebounded by Flanagan, who powered her way for the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds remaining. Mobley intercepted a Quincy pass in the paint on the Lady Hawks’ next possession and found Jessica Brock streaking the other way. Brock was fouled with nine seconds left and converted one free throw to extend NKU’s lead to 64-61. Quincy called timeout with 5.5 seconds left to set up a 3-point attempt, but Tiffany Kelver’s running shot from beyond the arc bounced off the rim at the buzzer. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one of my teams make a comeback like this one, and

what a way to win a regional championship,” NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said. “Quincy owned the first half and looked ready to run us out of the gym, but our players stepped up and showed why they are champions.” Mobley, who finished with 19 points and five steals, was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Mobley also had nine rebounds and five assists.

“Amy has played on a national championship team, and she came up big at the end,” Winstel said. “Bridget Flanagan also made a huge play with the offensive rebound and layup, and our experience in the NCAA Tournament helped a great deal at the end.” Kristin Polosky added 13 points for NKU, which trailed 36-21 at halftime. Connie Myers added 11 points and six rebounds for the Norse. NKU’s Amy Mobley drives past Quincy’s Jill Unnerstall (50) during the second half of the 2003 NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional championship game. Mobley was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.

NKU players and coaches celebrate (left) after Quincy’s final 3-point attempt misses at the buzzer, giving the Norse the regional title. NKU head coach Nancy Winstel (right) talks about her team’s comeback victory.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 2003 NCAA DIVISION II ELITE EIGHT (at St. Joseph, Mo.) • On March 26, 2003, Bridget Flanagan scores 15 of her 20 points in the second half as NKU defeats Washburn (Kan.), 65-53, in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight at the St. Joseph Civic Arena. Sharell Snardon adds 16 points and five rebounds as 15th-ranked NKU (25-7) snaps No. 5 Washburn’s 14-game win streak and advances to the NCAA Division II Final Four to meet top-ranked California (Pa.). • The Norse shoot 52.2 percent from the field and hold Washburn (30-4) to just 39.2 percent from the field. NKU’s defense, in fact, holds Washburn scoreless for more than nine minutes in the second half to roll past the Lady Blues. The Norse build a 3830 halftime lead as Snardon scores 13 points and dominates the action inside. The Norse eventually lead by as many as 20 points (61-41). Amy Mobley looks over the Washburn defense during NKU’s 65-53 victory at the 2003 NCAA Division II Elite Eight. The Norse hold the Lady Blues scoreless for more than nine minutes in the second half and coast to the win.

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NKU FACES GIANT PROBLEM IN FORM OF 6-FOOT-9 CENTER Under normal circumstances, NKU center Sharell Snardon (31) was one of the tallest, most physical players on the court. When the Norse met No. 1 California (Pa.) in the NCAA Division II national semifinals on March 27, 2003, even Snardon was dwarfed by Vulcan center Suzie Gyarfas, a 6-foot-9 shotblocking specialist. Snardon is pictured at the left going up against the huge Gyarfas, who altered many shots in the game. NKU, however, applied its own defensive pressure against the Vulcans and posted a 45-43 victory to advance to the NCAA Division II national championship game against South Dakota State. (Photos by Tim Downer, NKU Sports Information)

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• On March, 27, 2003, NKU pulls out a 45-43 victory over topranked California (Pa.) in the NCAA Division II Final Four. NKU makes just 27.3 percent of its shots from the field, converts only 54.4 percent of its free throws in the second half and loses the rebounding battle by a 44-35 margin. The Norse, however, force California into 21 turnovers and refuse to loosen their defensive clamps on the Vulcans in the final nine seconds to earn the win. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE • Kristin Polosky makes two free throws with 1:53 remaining to snap a 43-43 tie and give NKU a 45-43 lead. Those free throws also turn out to be the final points of the game. After Polosky misses the front end of the bonus with 12 seconds left, California rebounds and calls timeout with nine seconds remaining. • The Vulcans miss two shots, but NKU bats the ball out of bounds with 1.1 seconds on the clock, giving California one final opportunity. The ensuing inbound pass is deflected away by NKU’s Sharell Snardon and time expires. NKU (26-7) halts California’s 17-game win streak to advance to the national championship game. The Vulcans finish the season with a 33-2 record. • California led by five points (37-32) with 12:04 remaining, but the Vulcans score just six points the rest of the game. NKU regains the lead at 4139 on a basket by Jessica Brock with 6:22 left, and the Norse’s final four points come via Polosky free throws. Polosky finishes with 10 points and five rebounds for NKU. Amy Mobley and Bridget Flanagan each add eight points for the Norse. PICTURED RIGHT: NKU’s Kristin Polosky (34) challenges California (Pa.) 6-foot-9 shot-blocking specialist Suzie Gyarfas on March 27, 2003.

HOW SWEET IT IS! NKU players celebrate and acknowledge their fans after posting a 45-43 victory over No. 1 California (Pa.) in the NCAA Division II national semifinals on March 27, 2003. The win allowed NKU to advance to the NCAA Division II national championship game against South Dakota State.

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NKU players display the national runner-up trophy after dropping a 65-50 decision to South Dakota State on March 29, 2003, at St. Joseph, Mo. More than 2,000 South Dakota State fans packed into the St. Joseph Civic Center to give the Jackrabbits plenty of vocal support. NKU - which had knocked off No. 1 California (Pa.) two nights earlier - finished with a 26-8 record.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — By halftime of the NCAA Division II national championship game, the Jackrabbit Nation could sense it. And for good reason. South Dakota State held a 32-17 lead over Northern Kentucky University at the break, and the Jackrabbits did that despite shooting just 34.5 percent from the field. A raucous, pro-SDSU crowd of 2,556 - featuring the famed Jackrabbit Nation, SDSU’s enthusiastic fans who had made the trip from Brookings, S.D. - could sense their first national championship was just 20 minutes away. The Jackrabbits did not disappoint their large following, as they captured the NCAA Division II national championship with a 65-50 win over NKU. SDSU, the preseason pick by many to win the 2003 national title, finished the season with a 32-3 record. NKU, meanwhile, closed the season with a 26-8 record after its improbable run to the national title contest. The Norse entered the NCAA Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the Great Lakes Regional, and few expected NKU to earn its fourth trip to the Elite Eight in the past five years. “I’ll always remember this team, and how well they played during Bridget Flanagan prepares the NCAA Tournament,” NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said. “After the to shoot a 3-pointer. way we played at our conference tournament, no one gave us a chance. These players kept working at it, though, and they deserve a lot of credit. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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���Our shots just did not go in today, and a lot of them were good looks.” NKU actually sliced the SDSU lead to nine points twice in the second half, the last time on a 3-pointer by Bridget Flanagan with 12:37 remaining. The Norse, however, converted just 6 of 15 free throws in the second half and watched SDSU eventually build a 17-point lead in the final minutes. Melissa Pater led SDSU with 22 points and 11 rebounds to earn most outstanding player honors for the Elite Eight. Pater tallied 12 points before halftime, and SDSU led the entire game. Sharell Snardon - who was named to the Elite Eight’s All-Tournament Team - and Connie Myers each scored 12 points to lead NKU. Amy Mobley added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Norse. Snardon said the crowd was loud, but it did not affect her team’s performance. “It was loud, but that’s what you like to see, and I feed off something like that,” she said. “It was a great atmosphere, but it was not the biggest crowd I have ever played in front of. This was the biggest

game, though.” SDSU won the rebounding battle by a 47-35 margin and forced NKU into 21 turnovers. The Norse committed 16 of those miscues in the first half. “South Dakota State really gets after you defensively, and they are a fine basketball team and deserving champion,” Winstel said. “Every time we made a run, they would hit a big shot or get a loose ball, and they are really tough.” Mobley, Flanagan and Kristin Polosky, the final three remaining players from NKU’s 2000 national championship team, closed out their careers Saturday. Polosky, a senior from Bobtown, Pa., said she hopes her career is remembered and measured by the success of the team. “Our legacy, I think, is as a team we were winners, even though individually we might not have the really big stats,” Polosky said. “I hope they will remember us as a winning team that brought recognition to NKU.”

Sharell Snardon (left) scored 12 points against South Dakota State and was named to the Elite Eight All-Tournament Team. Kristin Polosky talks to the media after NKU’s loss to South Dakota State in the national championship game. (Photos by Tim Downer, NKU Sports Information)

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 2004-05 • On Nov. 16, 2004, Georgetown (Ky.) spoils the season-opening game for NKU with an 85-64 victory over the Norse in Regents Hall. The NAIA powerhouse Tigers shoot 55.8 percent from the field and force 21 NKU turnovers. • One week later, Central State visits Regents Hall and leaves with a 73-63 win over NKU. Danaea Williams and Sultra Harding combine for 41 points and 19 rebounds as the Lady Marauders build an 18-point lead in the second half and hold off a late Norse rally. • On Dec. 2, 2004, Amanda Davidson scores four points in the final 10 seconds of the game as Indianapolis rallies for a 61-58 win over NKU in Nicoson Hall. It marks the first time in history NKU begins the season 0-5.

• Two days later at Rensselaer, Ind., NKU stops the season-opening losing streak at five by defeating Saint Joseph’s, 83-70. Nikki Perkins scores 20 points to lead the Norse. • On Dec. 31, 2004, Nancy Winstel collects her 500th coaching victory as NKU knocks off Northwood, 57-51, at Midland, Mich. It is the 461st victory as NKU head coach for Winstel, who also picked up 39 wins while at Midway (Ky.). • On Jan. 27, 2005, Karyn Creager scores a gamehigh 21 points as NKU extends its winning streak to eight with a 71-61 victory at SIUE. • On March 4, 2005, Bellarmine ends NKU’s season with a 62-54 win in the opening round of the GLVC Tournament. NKU (16-12) misses the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 2005-06 • On Dec. 3, 2005, Drury - ranked No. 2 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll - forces 30 turnovers to knock off NKU, 56-45, in a battle of unbeaten teams in Regents Hall. It marks the first-ever meeting between the two perennial powers in women’s basketball. Drury uses its full-court pressure to build a doubledigit lead in the first half and survives an NKU rally to pull out the win. Karmen Graham scores 15 points for the Norse, who are unable to recover from 22 first-half turnovers. • In a rare visit to Regents Hall by a Division I opponent, Loyola (Ill.) meets NKU on Dec. 22, 2005, and the Norse hand the Ramblers a 74-55 loss. Karmen Graham scores 18 points to lead NKU, which uses a 22-6 run in the second half to pull away. Karyn Creager keys the spurt with six points as NKU defeats a Division I opponent for the first time since Dec. 8, 1993, when the Norse posted a 79-60 win over Morehead State. • On Feb. 18, 2006, Brittany Winner hits a jumper with 5.6 seconds remaining in the game to give NKU a 62-60 victory at Kentucky Wesleyan. Winner’s jumper extends the Norse winning streak to 16 consecutive games. It marks the second time in less than a month that Winner makes a shot in the closing seconds of the game to give NKU a victory. In late January, Winner buried a jumper against Bellarmine in the final seconds to give the Norse a 66-64 win. • On Feb. 23, 2006, Wisconsin-Parkside snaps NKU’s 16-game winning streak with a 70-62 victory at Kenosha, Wis. Despite the loss, NKU claims the GLVC East Division’s No. 1 seed when Lewis loses to Bellarmine.

Karmen Graham (left) is congratulated in the closing moments of NKU’s 74-55 win over Loyola (Ill.).

Brittany Winner drives past Loyola’s Jana Lucas during the first half of NKU’s 74-55 victory over the Division I Ramblers on Dec. 22, 2005.

• Two days later at Romeoville, Ill., Katie Butler celebrates her 21st birthday by scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds as NKU posts a 75-65 win over Lewis. Butler drains a pair of 3-pointers to ignite a 16-2 NKU run in the first half, and the Norse coast to the important road victory. Karmen Graham leads NKU with 18 points, and Brittany Winner scores 16. Cassie Brannen adds 14 points, six rebounds and three steals. The Norse lead by as many as 17 points in the second half and win the GLVC East Division title outright over Lewis.

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Brittany Winner (right) receives the most outstanding player award from commissioner Jim Naumovich after the championship game of the 2006 GLVC Tournament. Winner scored a career-high 30 points to lead NKU to the championship. Katie Butler and Angela Estes (below) begin to celebrate during the final seconds of their 86-73 victory over Drury in the GLVC title game. (Photos by Elizabeth Randolph, USI photo services)

The 2006 Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament (at Evansville, Ind.) • On March 2, 2006, four NKU players score in double figures during a 72-62 victory over Missouri-St. Louis in the first round of the GLVC Tournament in Roberts Stadium. Karmen Graham scores 20 points to lead the Norse, who jump out to a 22-9 lead in the first half of the game. Karyn Creager drains a pair of 3-point shots and adds a conventional three-point play to key the run. Katie Butler comes off the bench and scores 12 points for the Norse, who hold Missouri-St. Louis to 35.8 percent shooting from the field. Butler scores eight points in the first half as NKU builds a 35-28 lead at the break. • On March 4, 2006, NKU rolls to a 67-49 win over Quincy in the semifinals of the GLVC Tournament. The Norse hold Quincy to 26.2 percent shooting from the field and end the Lady Hawks’ two-year reign as GLVC Tournament champions. NKU sets a GLVC Tournament record by blocking 10 shots as a team. Karmen Graham nets 18 points to lead the Norse, who advance to meet Drury in the championship game.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE • On March 5, 2006, Brittany Winner scores a career-high 30 points as NKU captures the GLVC Tournament championship with an 86-73 victory over Drury. Winner shoots 10-for-13 from the field and makes all nine of her free throws as NKU wins its first GLVC title since 2000. Winner also grabs seven rebounds, handles the ball flawlessly against the Drury pressure and is named the most outstanding player of the tournament as the Norse earn the GLVC’s automatic berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament. • NKU jumped out to a 39-30 halftime lead by holding Drury to 38.5 percent shooting from the field. The Norse withstood several rallies by the Lady Panthers in the second half and shoot 56.5 percent from the field during the final 20 minutes. • Katie Butler and Karyn Creager each add 15 points for NKU. Nicole Chiodi scores 12 points and makes a key 3-pointer late in the second half. Drury had sliced a 10-point NKU lead to 67-64 with just under three minutes remaining. Chiodi finds an opening on the right wing and launches a shot from behind the arc that goes through the bottom of the net to give the Norse a 70-64 advantage with 2:44 left on the clock.

NKU defenders Angela Healy and Brittany Winner (44) force a Drury turnover during the second half of the GLVC championship game.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE THE 2006 NCAA DIVISION II GREAT LAKES REGIONAL (at Springfield, Mo.) • On March 10, 2006, NKU and Michigan Tech meet in the first round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional in Weiser Gym. The last time NKU and Michigan Tech met, the Norse pulled out a last-second victory in the early rounds of the NCAA Tournament that ignited their run to the 2000 national championship. That was also March 10, 2000, as NKU edged Michigan Tech, 60-59, at Highland Heights, Ky. Exactly six years later to the very day, NKU again finds a way to pull out a lastsecond victory. • Karyn Creager’s layup with 3.9 seconds remaining in the game is the difference as NKU pulls out a 67-66 win over Michigan Tech. The Norse survive a desperation 45-footer by Catherine Rottier that misses at the buzzer to improve to 27-4 and advance to the semifinals against Grand Valley State. • Michigan Tech had taken a 66-65 lead with 11 seconds remaining when Amanda Sieja powered in for a basket. NKU hustled the ball up the floor, and Nicole Chiodi drove into the lane. Chiodi found Creager cutting to the basket along the left baseline and delivered a perfect pass. Creager finished the play with the basket that gave NKU a 67-66 advantage with 3.9 seconds on the clock.

DIFFERENT YEAR, SAME RESULT: NKU BEATS MTU IN THRILLER Karyn Creager (right) drives to the basket for the go-ahead basket with 3.9 seconds remaining during NKU’s 67-66 win over Michigan Tech in the first round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional. Creager took a pass from Nicole Chiodi and converts the shot to send NKU into the regional semifinals.

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Nancy Winstel and her team pose for a photo after she records her 500th win at NKU, a 98-42 victory over Midway (Ky.).

2006-07 • Nancy Winstel becomes the first basketball coach in NKU history to reach the 500-win plateau after her Norse defeat Midway (Ky.), 98-42, in Regents Hall on Nov. 21, 2006. The Norse hit their first six shots from the floor, including four 3-pointers, to open up a 20-4 lead. Karyn Creager starts the onslaught by knocking down a pair of 3-pointers to open the game. NKU, in fact, connects on 11 of its first 12 shots from the floor.

down. She drove the lane against heavy defensive pressure and put up a runner off the glass just before time expired. The ball spun around the rim for a moment, then dropped through the net to give NKU the victory at the buzzer.

GAME WINNER Brittany Winner is mobbed by teammates after her buzzer-beating shot gives NKU a 60-58 win over UWParkside on Feb. 10, 2007. Winner drove the length of the court in 4.2 seconds left and makes a driving runner as time expires, giving NKU its 10th straight victory.

• Karyn Creager extends her streak of consecutive made free throws to 33 to break her own school record of 27 during a 66-57 loss at WisconsinParkside. Creager finished with 16 points and made all seven of her free-throw attempts. Two days later, Creager makes her first free throw and misses the second to end her school-record streak at 34 straight. • In front of a raucous crowd of 1,573 in Weiser Gym at Springfield, Mo., a venue in which Drury rarely suffers a loss, NKU overcomes that mystique to post a 52-49 victory. • Brittany Winner goes the length of the court in 4.2 seconds and hits a shot at the buzzer to give the NKU women’s basketball team a 60-58 victory over Wisconsin-Parkside. Winner received the ball in the backcourt and sped upcourt as the clock wound

• Teghan Thelen converts a layup as the buzzer sounds to give Ferris State a 70-69 victory over NKU in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional at Romeoville, Ill.

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One Team, One Body...NKU was just that en route to winning the national championship

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LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!: NKU players celebrate their 63-58 victory over South Dakota for the NCAA Division II national championship on March 29 at Kearney, Neb. NKU seniors Nicole Chiodi and Angela Healy, pictured in front of the scoreboard, played major roles in the Norse’s quest for the national title. Healy earned the most outstanding player honor for the Elite Eight after her 14-point, 13-rebound performance against South Dakota. Chiodi’s steady play and strong rebounding during the NCAA Tournament were keys to NKU’s second national championship.

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national title in a game televised live on ESPN2. NKU finished with a 28-8 record and added a second national championship trophy to the collection, which also includes the 2000 NCAA title. But how did this group do it in 2008? NKU began its postseason run by holding Southern Illinois at Edwardsville scoreless during the final 10 minutes of the game in a 68-56 win in the first round of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. The Norse defeated Missouri S&T in the GLVC semifinals, a victory which clinched their NCAA Tournament berth, then lost to Drury in the title game. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 83 That game, in retrospect, fueled the Norse’s run to the national championship. “I thought we played well against Drury in that loss, but I also knew it was not our best game and you could tell the girls wanted another shot at them,” NKU head coach Nancy Winstel said. “As it turned out, we received the bid to the NCAA Tournament and ended up in the same bracket with Drury. They were the No. 1 seed and the home team, but I think the way we played them in the GLVC Tournament let our players know we could compete with them every step of the way. But we knew we had to get by a very good Indianapolis team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 85

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 84 NKU found itself trailing by 16 points (26-10) early in the first half against Indianapolis in that firstround game at Springfield, Mo. The Norse still trailed by 15 points in the second half, but NKU responded in big-time fashion. Angela Healy keyed an 11-2 run with seven points as the Norse crept back to within six points (37-31) with 14:59 left on the clock. With Indianapolis holding a 44-36 lead and 9:10 remaining, Danyelle Echoles took over with her outside shooting. The junior guard from Colerain High School drained a trio of 3-pointers during the next four minutes. Her final trey cut the Indianapolis lead to 50-49 with 4:36 left. NKU eventually took a 55-50 advantage with 2:11 left in the game. Indianapolis fought back and had a final chance to win in the closing seconds, but

Isabell Rhenwrick missed a driving layup and Healy grabbed the rebound. Echoles was fouled and missed the front end of the bonus with 2.4 seconds left, but she rebounded her own miss and time expired. “Indianapolis seemed to make every shot early in the game, and I did not think we were playing defense at a high level,” Winstel said. “We talked about it at halftime, and I told the players that a 13-point deficit isn’t impossible to overcome. We were lethargic in the first half, and Indianapolis made us pay by jumping all over us. But I also thought we did not fold and hung tough. That allowed us to make some adjustments, and we made our run in the second half.” That set up the rematch with Drury, which beat Bellarmine in the opening round. The fourth-seeded Norse were ready for the top-seeded Panthers.

Indianapolis guard Isabell Rhenwrick (11) attempts a driving layup in the closing seconds of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament against Cassie Brannen (center) and Angela Healy (42). The shot missed and was rebounded by Healy to preserve NKU’s 55-54 win. The Norse moved on to meet top-seeded Drury in the Great Lakes Region Tournament semifinals. 2012-13 NKU Norse media guide

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Top: NKU players shake hands with Drury after the Norse’s victory in the regional semifinals. Bottom: The bench reacts to the final seconds of NKU’s win over Missouri S&T in the championship game.

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UA ANCHORAGE... 57-54 SOUTH DAKOTA...63-58

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NKU’s Jessie Slack scores the first basket in The Bank of Kentucky Center’s history with this layup against Louisville in the Nov. 8 exhibition game. Slack finished with 15 points for the Norse. Slack earned All-America honors during her senior year as NKU posted a 29-3 record and captured the GLVC Tournament championship.

2008-09 • On Nov. 8, 2008, NKU plays host to Louisville in an exhibition game in the first-ever college basketball event in The Bank of Kentucky Center. Louisville uses its superior size and quickness to post a 90-73 win before a crowd of 8,111. Louisville shoots 52.8 percent from the field in the first half and builds a 47-32 lead at the break. The Cardinals lead by as many as 28 points in the second half. Jessie Slack and Karen Brackman each score 15 points for NKU. • On Nov. 20, 2008, NKU defeats Wayne State (Mich.), 75-51, in its first regular-season game in The Bank of Kentucky Center. Jessie Slack scores 19 points for the Norse. Chastidy Miller of Wayne State scores the first basket 13 seconds 92

into the game, but Slack counters with a 3-pointer for the first NKU basket in the new facility. Casse Mogan scores 14 points for NKU, while Kendra Caldwell adds 13 points. • NKU head coach Nancy Winstel records her 600th victory during the Norse’s 75-31 win against Missouri-St. Louis on Jan. 10, 2009. • Quincy hands NKU its first loss in The Bank of Kentucky Center, 66-57, on Jan. 24, 2009. • On March 8, 2009, Jessie Slack scores 28 points as NKU captures the GLVC Tournament championship by rallying for a 77-72 win at Quincy. Slack nets 16 points in the second half as NKU rallies from a 37-30 deficit at the break to win its

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On the left, NKU’s Danyelle Echoles celebrates after the Norse captured the 2009 GLVC Tournament championship at Quincy, Ill. NKU defeated Quincy, 77-72, to win the GLVC title. Pictured on the right is NKU senior guard Jessie Slack accepting the GLVC Tournament most valuable player award from GLVC associate commissioner Tom Daeger.

11th consecutive game. Quincy led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but NKU uses a 9-2 run to get within seven at the break. A 21-5 NKU run early in the second half gives the Norse a 58-49 lead with 10:13 left on the clock. Slack pours in 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to key that spurt. Slack is named the most valuable player of the GLVC Tournament. It is NKU’s first GLVC Cassie Brannen shoots against Grand Tournament Valley State in the NCAA Tournament. championship

since 2006. NKU also earns the No. 1 seed and right to host the NCAA Division II Midwest Region championship. • NKU, ranked No. 1 nationally, meets Grand Valley State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional on March 13, 2009, in The Bank of Kentucky Center. NKU makes a season-high 13 3-pointers and defeats Grand Valley State, 66-57. Jessie Slack hits five 3-pointers and finishes with a game-high 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Echoles makes four treys for 12 points. • The following night in the regional semifinals, Michigan Tech ends NKU’s bid to repeat as national champion by posting a 76-53 win against the Norse in The Bank of Kentucky Center. NKU finishes the season 29-3, while Michigan Tech goes on to defeat Indianapolis in the Midwest Region championship game and earn the trip to the Elite Eight.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 2010-11 • On Nov. 23, 2010, NKU head coach Nancy Winstel collects her 600th all-time victory on the Norse sideline with a 71-59 triumph over Georgetown (Ky.) in The Bank of Kentucky Center. Casse Mogan scores 21 points to lead NKU, which blocks 10 shots en route to the win. •On Feb. 12, 2011, Casse Mogan joins NKU’s 1,000-point club during a 66-43 win over Bellarmine. Mogan becomes just the 27th player in Norse history to reach 1,000 points when she knocks down a short jumper in the second half.

WINSTEL COLLECTS VICTORY NO. 600 ON NKU SIDELINE

NKU head coach Nancy Winstel poses with her players after collecting her 600th all-time victory on the Norse sideline with a 71-59 triumph over Georgetown (Ky.) in The Bank of Kentucky Center on Nov. 23, 2010. Winstel guided NKU to NCAA Division II national championships in 2000 and ‘08.

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NKU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY TIMELINE 2011-12 • Casse Mogan scores an NKU single-game record 37 points as the Norse pull out a 106-101 tripleovertime victory at Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 1, 2011. Mogan also grabs 13 rebounds and dishes out six assists in her record-setting performance. Her 37 points surpassed the previous NKU single-game record of 36, set by Peggy Vincent against Claflin on March 11, 1977. •On Jan. 16, 2012, NKU collects its 800th all-time win with a 72-65 victory at Bellarmine. Ellen Holton led the Norse with 21 points and three blocked shots. Casse Mogan adds 17 points and seven rebounds. •Maryville freshman guard Shelby Miller ties a GLVC Tournament record with 34 points as the Saints upset then-No. 25 NKU, 80-70, in the quarterfinals on March 1, 2012. Miller pours in 26 points in the first half as Maryville builds a 47-28 lead at the break, and the Saints held off a late NKU rally. Maryville scorched the nets for 58.6 percent shooting from the field in the first half and led by as many as 23 points. Ellen Holton

• On March 9, 2012, Quincy’s Ali Schwagmeyer scores 20 of her game-high 30 points in the second half as the Lady Hawks eliminate NKU from the NCAA Division II Tournament, 75-65, at Ashland, Ohio. Casse Mogan finishes her collegiate career by pouring in 20 points to lead NKU. This marks the final Division II game for NKU, which had already announced its plans to reclassify to Division I status in 2012-13. It is also the final game for NKU head coach Nancy Winstel, who announces her retirement on March 28, 2012. • On May 10, 2012, Dawn Plitzuweit is named head coach of the NKU women’s basketball program. Plitzuweit led Grand Valley State to the 2006 NCAA Division II national championship as head coach.

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NKU ALL-TIME SCORING LEADERS Points 1. 2,241 - Michelle Cottrell (124 games) - 1998-02 2. 1,883 - Peggy Vincent (116 games) - 1975-79 3. 1,585 - Barb Harkins (121 games) - 1978-82 4. 1,579 - Casse Mogan (111 games) - 2008-12 5. 1,509 - Michele Tuchfarber (119 games) - 1997-01 6. 1,501 - Lori McClellan (110 games) - 1989-93 7. 1,482 - Linda Honigford (104 games) - 1986-90 8. 1,422 - Pam King (109 games) - 1982-86 9. 1,398 - Amy Mobley (131 games) - 1999-03 10. 1,393 - Melissa Wood (108 games) - 1983-87 11. 1,339 - Christie Freppon (109 games) - 1987-91 12. 1,326 - Shannon Smith (105 games) - 1995-99 13. 1,321 - Cassie Brannen (127 games) - 2005-09 14. 1,301 - Bridget Flanagan (128 games) - 1999-03 15. 1,290 - Connie Myers (98 games) - 2001-05 16. 1,287 - Cindy Schlarman (113 games) - 1985-89 17. 1,262 - Angela Healy (125 games) - 2004-08 18. 1,261 - Jennifer Lyons (115 games) - 1977-81 19. 1,252 - Brenda Ryan (124 games) - 1978-82 20. 1,110 - Nancy Dickman (91 games) - 1980-82,83-85 1,110 - Clare Lester (106 games) - 1981-85 22. 1,088 - Karmen Graham (111 games) - 2003-07 23. 1,064 - Angel Donley (79 games) - 1992-95 24. 1,049 - Dana Morningstar (98 games) - 1992-97 25. 1,041 - Janet Brungs (106 games) - 1978-82 26. 1,035 - Karyn Creager (117 games) - 2003-07 27. 1,006 - Jessie Slack (66 games) - 2007-09 28. 970 - Natalie Ochs (107 games) - 1985-89 29. 958 - Val Gaerke (104 games) - 1988-92 30. 948 - Kristin Polosky (129 games) - 1999-03 31. 916 - Amy Moreland (107 games) - 1991-95 32. 914 - Amy Middleton (85 games) - 1988-92 33. 875 - Amy Falk (111 games) - 1983-87 34. 862 - Diane Redmond (115 games) - 1975-79 35. 828 - Brittany Winner (89 games) - 2004-07 36. 814 - Tammy Schlarman (107 games) - 1990-94 37. 807 - Julie Wells (52 games) - 1986-88 38. 803 - Marian Keegan (80 games) - 1974-78 39. 793 - Nicole Chiodi (121 games) - 2004-08 40. 791 - Amy Flaugher (109 games) - 1978-82 41. 787 - Nancy Winstel (83 games) - 1974-77 42. 772 - Teresa Rump (102 games) - 1974-78 43. 751 - Julie Stanley (108 games) - 1995-99 44. 745 - Heather Livingstone (64 games) - 1999-01 45. 719 - Brandi Rayburn (59 games) - 2008-10 46. 708 - Katie Kelsey (113 games) - 1995-99 47. 705 - Debbie Elwer (112 games) - 1979-83 48. 701 - Annie Levens (102 games) - 1988-92 49. 696 - Nancy Williams (115 games) - 1979-83 50. 687 - Jenny Niehaus (105 games) - 1975-79 96

Scoring average (minimum 24 games) 1. 18.1 - Michelle Cottrell (124 games) - 1998-02 2. 16.2 - Peggy Vincent (116 games) - 1975-79 3. 15.5 - Julie Wells (52 games) - 1986-88 4. 15.2 - Jessie Slack (66 games) - 2007-09 5. 14.3 - Linda Honigford (104 games) - 1986-90 6. 14.2 - Casse Mogan (111 games) - 2008-12 7. 13.6 - Lori McClellan (110 games) - 1989-93 8. 13.5 - Angel Donley (79 games) - 1992-95 9. 13.2 - Connie Myers (98 games) - 2001-05 10. 13.1 - Barb Harkins (121 games) - 1978-82 11. 13.0 - Pam King (109 games) - 1982-86 12. 12.9 - Melissa Wood (108 games) - 1983-87 13. 12.7 - Michele Tuchfarber (119 games) - 1997-01 14. 12.7 - Danita Duncan (53 games) - 1992-94 15. 12.6 - Shannon Smith (105 games) - 1995-99 16. 12.3 - Christie Freppon (109 games) - 1987-91 17. 12.2 - Nancy Dickman (91 games) - 1980-82,83-85 18. 12.2 - Brandi Rayburn (59 games) - 2008-10 19. 11.6 - Jaime Garner (28 games) - 1997-98 20. 11.6 - Heather Livingstone (64 games) - 1999-01 21. 11.4 - Cindy Schlarman (113 games) - 1985-89 22. 11.3 - Linda Niehaus (50 games) - 1974-76 23. 11.2 - Sharell Snardon (55 games) - 2002-04 24. 11.0 - Jennifer Lyons (115 games) - 1977-81 25. 10.8 - Amy Middleton (85 games) - 1988-92 26. 10.7 - Dana Morningstar (98 games) - 1992-97 27. 10.7 - Amy Mobley (131 games) - 1999-03 28. 10.5 - Clare Lester (106 games) - 1981-85 29. 10.4 - Cassie Brannen (127 games) - 2005-09 30. 10.2 - Bridget Flanagan (128 games) - 1999-03 31. 10.1 - Brenda Ryan (124 games) - 1978-82 32. 10.1 - Angela Healy (125 games) - 2004-08 33. 10.0 - Marian Keegan (80 games) - 1974-78 34. 9.8 - Janet Brungs (106 games) - 1978-82 35. 9.8 - Karmen Graham (111 games) - 2003-07 36. 9.5 - Nancy Winstel (83 games) - 1974-77 37. 9.3 - Brittany Winner (89 games) - 2004-07 38. 9.2 - Val Gaerke (104 games) - 1988-92 39. 9.1 - Ellen Holton (56 games) - 2010-12 40. 9.1 - Natalie Ochs (107 games) - 1985-89 41. 8.8 - Karyn Creager (117 games) - 2003-07 42. 8.6 - Amy Moreland (107 games) - 1991-95 43. 8.5 - Julie Cowens (62 games) - 1999-01 44. 8.0 - Holly Cauffman (82 games) - 1987-90 45. 7.9 - Amy Falk (111 games) - 1983-87 46. 7.7 - Monica Pellman (59 games) - 1977-79 47. 7.7 - Nikki Perkins (44 games) - 2003-05 48. 7.6 - Tammy Schlarman (107 games) - 1990-94 49. 7.6 - Teresa Rump (102 games) - 1974-78 50. 7.5 - Diane Redmond (115 games) - 1975-79

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NKU ALL-TIME RECORDS INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS Most Points .......................... 37 Most Rebounds ................... 24 Most Field Goals Made ....... 16 Most Field Goal Attempts .... 29 Most 3-PT FG Made ............ 8 Most 3-PT FG Attempts ....... 15 Most Free Throws Made...... 15

Most Free Throw Attempts .. 25 Consecutive Free Throws.... 13

Highest FG % (Min. 10 Att.) . 100% Most Assists......................... 13 Most Steals .......................... 14 Most Turnovers .................... 13 Most Blocked Shots ............. 12

by Casse Mogan vs. Saint Joseph’s, 12-1-11 by Peggy Vincent vs. Bellarmine, 12-14-75 by Linda Honigford vs. Lewis, 12-23-89 by Linda Honigford vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-22-90 by Peggy Vincent vs. Miami, 12-7-78 by Julie Wells, vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 by Shannon Roddy vs. Lewis, 2-1-97 by Lori McClellan vs. N.D. State, 12-8-90 by Linda Niehaus vs. Kentucky, 1-14-75 by Lori McClellan vs. Ky. Wesleyan, 2-25-93 by Michelle Cottrell vs. Ky. Wesleyan, 2-16-02 by Linda Niehaus vs. Kentucky, 1-14-75 by Amy Flaugher vs. Morehead State, 3-2-80 by Amy Moreland vs. Ashland, 1-14-95 by Shannon Smith vs. SIU-Edwardsville, 1-21-99 by Connie Myers (10-for-10) vs. Lewis, 2-19-05 by Teresa Rump vs. Berea, 1-21-75 by Peggy Vincent vs. E. Kentucky, 1-12-79 by Diane Redmond vs. Indiana, 11-29-76 by Cassie Brannen vs. Indianapolis, 2-24-07

Julie Wells

Teresa Rump

Amy Moreland

Cassie Brannen

INDIVIDUAL SEASON RECORDS Most Games ........................ 36 by Cassie Brannen, Nicole Chiodi, Angela Healy, Karen Brackman, Danyelle Echoles and Rachel Lantry (07-08) Most Games Started ........... 36 by Cassie Brannen, Nicole Chiodi and Angela Healy (07-08) Most Minutes ....................... 1286 by Nicole Chiodi (07-08) Most Points Scored ............. 623 by Peggy Vincent (76-77) Highest Scoring Average ..... 20.8 by Peggy Vincent (76-77) Most Field Goals ................. 232 by Peggy Vincent (76-77) Most Field Goal Attempts .... 476 by Barb Harkins (79-80) by Michelle Cottrell (00-01) Highest FG % ...................... .621 Most 3-PT FG ...................... 95 by Bridget Flanagan (02-03) Most 3-PT FG Att. ................ 230 by Bridget Flanagan (02-03) Highest 3-PT FG % (100 att)52.9 by Michele Tuchfarber (98-99) Most Free Throws................ 165 by Michelle Cottrell (98-99) Most Free Throw Att. ........... 224 by Michelle Cottrell (98-99) Highest FT % ....................... .932 by Jessie Slack (08-09) Consecutive Free Throws.... 34 by Karyn Creager (06-07) Most Rebounds ................... 372 by Peggy Vincent (76-77) Highest Rebound Average... 12.5 by Peggy Vincent (76-77) Most Assists......................... 168 by Amy Flaugher (79-80) by Katie Kelsey (98-99) Most Steals .......................... 104 by Melissa Wood (85-86) Karyn Creager made 34 conMost Turnovers .................... 148 by Diane Redmond (78-79) secutive free throws to eclipse Most Personal Fouls ............ 127 by Angela Healy (07-08) her own record in 2006-07. Most Blocked Shots ............. 80 by Cassie Brannen (08-09) 2012-13 NKU Norse media guide

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NKU ALL-TIME RECORDS INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS Most Games .............................................. 131 Most Points Scored ................................... 2,241 Highest Scoring Average ........................... 18.1 Most Field Goals ....................................... 808 Most Field Goal Attempts .......................... 1573 Highest Field Goal % ................................. 603 Most 3-PT Field Goals ............................... 253 Most 3-PT FG Attempts ............................. 591 Highest 3-PT FG % ................................... 452 Most Free Throws Made............................ 620 Most Free Throw Attempts ........................ 826 Highest Free Throw % ............................... 892 Most Rebounds ......................................... 1,166 Highest Rebound Average......................... 10.1 Most Assists............................................... 514 Most Steals ................................................ 386 Most Turnovers .......................................... 306 Most Personal Fouls .................................. 413 Most Blocked Shots ................................... 252

by Amy Mobley (99-03) by Michelle Cottrell (98-02) by Michelle Cottrell (98-02) by Michelle Cottrell (98-02) by Peggy Vincent (75-79) by Michelle Cottrell (98-02) by Bridget Flanagan (99-03) by Bridget Flanagan (99-03) by Heather Livingstone (99-01) by Michelle Cottrell (98-02) by Michelle Cottrell (98-02) by Jessie Slack (07-09) by Peggy Vincent (75-79) by Peggy Vincent (75-79) by Katie Kelsey (98-99) by Melissa Wood (83-87) by Annie Levens (88-92) by Kristin Polosky (99-03) by Cassie Brannen (05-09)

MISCELLANEOUS Longest Win Streak ......................................... 25 Most Points ...................................................... 130 Fewest Points .................................................. 31 Most Rebounds ............................................... 79 Fewest Rebounds ........................................... 20 Most Field Goal Attempts ................................ 111 Fewest Field Goal Attempts ............................ 31 Most 3-PT FG Made ........................................ 15 Most 3-PT FG Attempted ................................. 28 Highest FG % .................................................. .681 Lowest FG % ................................................... .247 Highest FG % (Half) ........................................ .846 Lowest FG % (Half) ......................................... .174 Most FT Attempts ............................................ 54 Fewest FT Attempts......................................... 0 Highest FT % ................................................... 1.000 Lowest FT %.................................................... .238 Most Points (Half) ............................................ 61 Most Points (Both Teams) ............................... 261 Most Points (Home Floor) ............................... 110 Most Points (Road) .......................................... 130 Fewest Points (Both Teams)............................ 87 Fewest Points (Road) ...................................... 40 Largest Victory Margin..................................... 91 Worst Defeat.................................................... 51 Most Points (Loss) ........................................... 130 Most Points Allowed ........................................ 131 Most Personal Fouls ........................................ 43 Fewest Personal Fouls .................................... 4 Most Turnovers ................................................ 51 Fewest Turnovers ............................................ 6 Most Assists..................................................... 34 Most Steals ...................................................... 31 Most Blocked Shots ......................................... 16 98

set by the 1975-76 team (28-2 overall) vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Cincinnati, 11-9-12 (49-31 loss) vs. Transylvania, 2-22-75, vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2-11-75 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Cincinnati, 2-20-79 vs. Southern Indiana, 1-18-03 vs. UM-St. Louis, 1-24-08 vs. ISU-Evansville, 1-7-82 vs. Western Kentucky, 1-21-84 vs. ISU-Evansville, 1-7-82 vs. Western Kentucky, 1-21-84 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Bellarmine, 2-4-80 vs. Drury (14-for-14), 3-9-08 vs. Thomas More, 12-16-77 vs. Kentucky State, 2-20-92 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Kentucky State, 2-20-92 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Cincinnati, 2-20-79 vs. Western Kentucky, 1-21-84, vs. Lewis, 2-14-98 vs. Kentucky State, 2-20-92 vs. Phillips, 3-13-75 (99-48) vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-27-88 vs. Spalding, 1-28-75 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2-28-75 vs. Bellarmine, 2-27-99 vs. Bellarmine, 1-13-79 vs. Western Kentucky, 1-12-78 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2-14-08

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NKU ALL-TIME TOP 10 3-POINT FIELD GOALS 1. 253 - Bridget Flanagan - 1999-03 2. 159 - Michele Tuchfarber - 1997-01 3. 136 - Lori McClellan - 1989-93 4. 135 - Jessie Slack - 2007-09 5. 127 - Katie Kelsey - 1995-99 6. 120 - Karyn Creager - 2003-07 7. 104 - Amy Mobley - 1999-03 8. 99 - Heather Livingstone - 1999-01 9. 97 - Shannon Roddy - 1995-99 10. 91 - Danyelle Echoles - 2005-09

ASSISTS 1. 514 - Katie Kelsey - 1995-99 2. 462 - Diane Redmond - 1975-79 3. 461 - Amy Flaugher - 1978-82 4. 416 - Brenda Ryan - 1978-82 5. 398 - Annie Levens - 1988-92 6. 394 - Elizabeth Burrows - 2001-05 7. 375 - Clare Lester - 1981-85 8. 373 - Amy Mobley - 1999-03 9. 355 - Nicole Chiodi - 2004-08 10. 348 - Melissa Wood - 1983-87

FREE THROWS MADE 1. 620 - Michelle Cottrell - 1998-02 2. 476 - Michele Tuchfarber - 1997-01 3. 421 - Casse Mogan - 2008-12 4. 372 - Karmen Graham - 2003-07 5. 351 - Cassie Brannen - 2005-09 6. 309 - Peggy Vincent - 1975-79 7. 302 - Connie Myers - 2001-05 8. 297 - Angela Healy - 2004-08 9. 292 - Amy Mobley - 1999-03 10. 287 - Karyn Creager - 2003-07

ASSISTS AVERAGE 1. 4.5 - Katie Kelsey - 1995-99 2. 4.2 - Amy Flaugher - 1978-82 3. 4.0 - Diane Redmond - 1975-79 4. 3.9 - Heather Livingstone - 1999-01 5. 3.9 - Annie Levens - 1988-92 6. 3.6 - Julie Wells - 1986-88 7. 3.5 - Clare Lester - 1981-85 8. 3.4 - Brenda Ryan - 1978-82 9. 3.2 - Melissa Wood - 1983-87 10. 3.2 - Elizabeth Burrows - 2001-05

REBOUNDS 1. 1,166 - Peggy Vincent (400o-766d) - 1975-79 2. 1,103 - Michelle Cottrell (383o-720d) - 1998-02 3. 876 - Barb Harkins (298o-578d) - 1978-82 4. 857 - Pam King (334o-523d) - 1982-86 5. 850 - Christie Freppon (309o-541d) - 1987-91 6. 812 - Amy Mobley (240o-572d) - 1999-03 7. 805 - Angela Healy (152o-653d) - 2004-08 8. 764 - Teresa Rump (270o-494d) - 1974-78 9. 753 - Janet Brungs (292o-461d) - 1978-82 10. 731 - Nancy Dickman (310o-421d) - 1980-85

BLOCKED SHOTS 1. 252 - Cassie Brannen - 2005-09 2. 137 - Angela Healy - 2004-08 3. 132 - Janet Brungs - 1978-82 4. 108 - Amy Mobley - 1999-03 5. 105 - Kristin Polosky - 1999-03 6. 99 - Linda Honigford - 1986-90 7. 81 - Karmen Graham - 2003-07 8. 80 - Amy Middleton - 1988-92 9. (tie) 66 - Kendra Caldwell - 2007-11 (tie) 66 - Rachel Lantry - 2006-10

REBOUNDING AVERAGE (minimum 24 games) 1. 10.1 - Peggy Vincent (116 games) - 1975-79 2. 8.9 - Michelle Cottrell (124 games) - 1998-02 3. 8.3 - Nancy Winstel (83 games) - 1974-77 4. 8.0 - Nancy Dickman (91 games) - 1980-85 5. 7.9 - Julee Hill (58 games) - 1975-76,77-79 6. 7.9 - Pam King (109 games) - 1982-86 7. 7.8 - Christie Freppon (109 games) - 1987-91 8. 7.7 - Danita Duncan (53 games) - 1992-94 9. 7.5 - Teresa Rump (102 games) - 1974-78 10. 7.2 - Barb Harkins (121 games) - 1978-82

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE 1. .892 - Jessie Slack (181-203) - 2007-09 2. .878 - Karyn Creager (287-327) - 2003-07 3. .839 - Brandi Rayburn (120-143) - 2008-10 4. .819 - Amy Flaugher (167-204) - 1978-82 5. .818 - Karmen Graham (372-455) - 2003-07 6. .800 - Heather Livingstone (144-180) - 1999-01 7. .797 - Casse Mogan (421-528) - 2008-12 8. .796 - Linda Honigford (270-339) - 1986-90 9. .796 - Jessica Brock (74-93) - 2001-04 10. .791 - Brittany Winner (140-177) - 2004-07

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NKU YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORING/REBOUNDING LEADERS 1974-75 Linda Niehaus Marian Keegan Nancy Winstel Teresa Rump Sue McLaughlin

ppg 15.7 14.4 10.3 10.0 5.4

rpg 2.8 9.4 9.4 10.4 2.9

1975-76 Peggy Vincent Diane Redmond Marian Keegan Nancy Winstel Jenny Niehaus

ppg 11.8 10.5 10.0 8.5 8.1

rpg 9.9 3.1 4.9 6.1 1.8

1976-77 Peggy Vincent Teresa Rump Nancy Winstel Diane Redmond Marian Keegan

ppg 20.8 9.8 9.4 8.7 8.3

rpg 12.5 10.1 9.2 3.6 8.6

1977-78 Peggy Vincent Monica Pellman Jenny Niehaus Peggy Ludwig Jennifer Lyons

ppg 19.0 9.5 9.3 8.1 8.0

rpg 10.1 8.6 2.0 3.3 3.7

1978-79 Peggy Vincent Barb Harkins Jennifer Lyons Brenda Ryan Monica Pellman

ppg 13.7 11.7 11.0 8.6 6.4

rpg 8.1 6.6 3.6 2.3 6.2

1979-80 Barb Harkins Jennifer Lyons Brenda Ryan Janet Brungs Amy Flaugher

ppg 15.4 11.6 9.8 7.5 7.2

rpg 9.0 4.9 2.6 5.4 2.6

1980-81 Janet Brungs Jennifer Lyons Barb Harkins Brenda Ryan Amy Flaugher

ppg 12.7 12.6 11.3 9.9 8.0

rpg 9.9 4.1 5.8 2.5 3.1

1981-82 Nancy Dickman Janet Brungs Barb Harkins Brenda Ryan Amy Flaugher

ppg 14.7 13.9 13.7 12.3 7.9

rpg 8.5 9.4 7.2 3.1 3.6

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Marian Keegan

Diane Redmond

Teresa Rump

Peggy Vincent

Barb Harkins

Amy Flaugher

Jennifer Lyons

Janet Brungs

1982-83 Pam King Nancy Williams Clare Lester Deb Elwer Sandy Lee

ppg 17.1 14.2 12.5 8.1 6.5

rpg 10.2 7.1 3.6 4.5 3.9

Pam King

1983-84 Nancy Dickman Clare Lester Melissa Wood Pam King Amy Falk

ppg 15.6 11.5 10.8 8.3 6.6

rpg 8.8 3.4 4.4 5.9 4.1

Clare Lester

1984-85 Nancy Dickman Melissa Wood Pam King Clare Lester Amy Falk

ppg 14.4 13.4 11.5 11.1 6.0

rpg 8.0 5.6 7.9 3.1 4.8

Nancy Dickman

1985-86 Pam King Melissa Wood Amy Falk Sandy Lee Bev Walker

ppg 15.1 14.3 7.1 5.6 5.6

rpg 7.4 5.2 3.4 3.0 3.4

1986-87 Melissa Wood Amy Falk Cindy Schlarman Julie Wells Linda Honigford

ppg 13.2 11.5 11.0 11.0 10.0

rpg 3.4 6.1 5.3 5.4 5.0

1987-88 Julie Wells Linda Honigford Cindy Schlarman Natalie Ochs Bev Walker

ppg 19.4 15.3 12.7 11.5 7.9

rpg 4.9 7.0 8.1 4.1 3.8

1988-89 Cindy Schlarman Natalie Ochs Linda Honigford Christie Freppon Holly Cauffman

ppg 16.3 15.4 13.7 12.6 7.6

rpg 8.3 4.6 5.9 7.7 5.2

1989-90 Linda Honigford Christie Freppon Holly Cauffman Amy Middleton Valerie Gaerke

ppg 19.0 11.4 11.3 10.4 8.7

rpg 6.6 6.7 5.7 6.5 5.5

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Julie Wells

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NKU YEAR-BY-YEAR SCORING/REBOUNDING LEADERS 1990-91 Christie Freppon Lori McClellan Valerie Gaerke Amy Middleton Annie Levens

ppg 18.7 12.1 11.5 10.5 6.8

rpg 11.7 3.0 5.4 7.2 4.8

1991-92 Amy Middleton Lori McClellan Valerie Gaerke Annie Levens Gayanna Wohnhas

ppg 16.8 15.9 12.1 8.0 8.0

rpg 7.9 4.6 6.0 4.8 2.5

1992-93 Lori McClellan Danita Duncan Tammy Schlarman Angel Donley Dana Morningstar

ppg 18.7 11.3 11.1 10.8 7.4

rpg 4.9 7.6 7.9 7.0 3.4

1993-94 Angel Donley Danita Duncan Gayanna Wohnhas Tammy Schlarman Amy Moreland

ppg 16.4 14.0 10.3 9.3 8.8

rpg 7.2 7.9 2.2 6.2 4.7

1994-95 Amy Moreland Angel Donley Dana Morningstar Stephanie Jordan Regina Webb

ppg 15.2 13.1 10.4 6.1 4.9

rpg 7.0 6.4 5.2 6.2 3.7

1995-96 Dana Morningstar Alison McCarthy Shannon Smith Regina Webb Stephanie Jordan

ppg 12.9 9.9 9.0 8.7 8.7

rpg 5.0 5.3 3.2 5.4 7.1

1996-97 Dana Morningstar Shannon Smith Regina Webb Julie Stanley Alison McCarthy

ppg 12.9 11.4 10.7 8.3 7.9

rpg 3.9 3.8 6.6 5.5 2.6

1997-98 Shannon Smith Jaime Garner Michele Tuchfarber Julie Stanley Katie Kelsey

ppg 13.8 11.6 11.5 8.7 5.5

rpg 4.7 2.4 5.0 5.7 2.6

Christie Freppon

Amy Middleton

Lori McClellan

Angel Donley

Amy Moreland

Regina Webb

Dana Morningstar

Katie Kelsey

1998-99 Michelle Cottrell Shannon Smith Michele Tuchfarber Julie Stanley Jessica Jenson

ppg 18.1 16.5 14.6 7.2 6.3

rpg 9.1 4.0 4.4 5.0 3.2

1999-2000 ppg Michelle Cottrell 17.3 Michele Tuchfarber 13.2 Heather Livingstone 11.3 Amy Mobley 8.4 Julie Cowens 7.8

rpg 9.4 4.3 2.4 6.7 3.3

2000-01 ppg Michelle Cottrell 17.4 Heather Livingstone 12.1 Michele Tuchfarber 10.8 Julie Cowens 9.2 Bridget Flanagan 7.8

rpg 8.1 1.8 3.8 4.0 1.6

2001-02 Michelle Cottrell Bridget Flanagan Amy Mobley Kristin Polosky Dana Schubeler

ppg 19.7 12.8 11.5 9.4 8.4

rpg 8.9 2.4 6.4 5.2 4.9

2002-03 Amy Mobley Bridget Flanagan Connie Myers Sharell Snardon Kristin Polosky

ppg 15.0 13.8 11.3 9.9 9.5

rpg 6.5 2.8 5.3 5.9 5.1

2003-04 Connie Myers Sharell Snardon Nikki Perkins Jessica Brock Karmen Graham

ppg 14.4 13.1 9.6 8.4 6.5

rpg 7.3 8.2 1.6 6.5 3.8

2004-05 Connie Myers Karmen Graham Karyn Creager Brittany Winner Elizabeth Burrows

ppg 16.5 11.2 9.7 6.8 5.4

rpg 8.6 5.7 3.0 3.6 3.9

2005-06 Karmen Graham Brittany Winner Karyn Creager Angela Healy Nicole Chiodi

ppg 14.3 9.7 9.1 8.8 7.2

rpg 5.5 5.1 2.2 5.2 4.3

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Michelle Cottrell

Michele Tuchfarber

Bridget Flanagan

Amy Mobley

Sharell Snardon

Connie Myers

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Brittany Winner

2010-11 Casse Mogan Sadie Bowling Ellen Holton Jaimie Hamlet Kendra Caldwell

ppg 17.8 9.3 7.6 7.1 5.4

rpg 5.5 7.3 3.5 2.1 6.3

Sadie Bowling

rpg 9.3 5.4 3.9 6.9 2.0

Angela Healy

2011-12 Casse Mogan Ellen Holton Maria Bennett Jaimie Hamlet Tiara Hopper

ppg 17.7 10.7 7.0 5.5 5.1

rpg 5.6 4.6 1.1 1.4 3.5

Casse Mogan

ppg 17.3 11.7 10.6 8.6 4.5

rpg 5.3 5.4 7.1 4.2 2.2

Jessie Slack

ppg 16.7 14.1 9.2 8.1 5.8

rpg 5.8 6.3 3.6 6.1 3.9

Brandi Rayburn

2006-07 Brittany Winner Angela Healy Karyn Creager Cassie Brannen Katie Butler

ppg 11.3 11.3 10.0 9.0 8.3

rpg 4.7 6.9 3.0 5.1 4.0

2007-08 Angela Healy Cassie Brannen Jessie Slack Nicole Chiodi Danyelle Echoles

ppg 14.1 13.6 13.3 8.8 6.9

2008-09 Jessie Slack Cassie Brannen Brandi Rayburn Karen Brackman Danyelle Echoles 2009-10 Casse Mogan Brandi Rayburn Rachel Lantry Sadie Bowling Whitney Levering

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NKU ALL-GLVC HONORS - 1986-2012 1986 Pam King (1st Team) Melissa Wood (1st Team) 1987 Melissa Wood (1st Team) Amy Falk (2nd Team) 1988 Julie Wells (POTY) Linda Honigford (1st Team) 1989 Cindy Schlarman (1st Team) 1990 Linda Honigford (1st Team) Holly Caufman (HM) 1991 Christie Freppon (POTY) Valerie Gaerke (HM) Amy Middleton (HM) Lori McClellan (HM) 1992 Amy Middleton (1st Team) Annie Levens (2nd Team) 1993 Lori McClellan (1st Team) Tammy Schlarman (2nd Team) Danita Duncan (HM) 1994 Angel Donley (1st Team) Danita Duncan (2nd Team) 1995 Amy Moreland (2nd Team) Angel Donley (HM)

1996 Dana Morningstar (2nd Team) Stephanie Jordan (HM) Alison McCarthy (HM) 1997 Dana Morningstar (HM) Katie Kelsey (HM) Regina Webb (HM) 1998 Shannon Smith (2nd Team) Michele Tuchfarber (HM) 1999 Michelle Cottrell (1st Team) Shannon Smith (1st Team) Michele Tuchfarber (2nd Team) 2000 Michelle Cottrell (POTY) Michele Tuchfarber (2nd Team) Heather Livingstone (HM) 2001 Michelle Cottrell (POTY) Heather Livingstone (2nd Team) Michele Tuchfarber (HM) 2002 Michelle Cottrell (POTY) Bridget Flanagan (2nd Team) Suzie Smith (HM) Amy Mobley (HM)

2005 Connie Myers (1st Team) Karmen Graham (HM) 2006

Karmen Graham (1st Team) Karyn Creager (HM) 2007 Brittany Winner (1st Team) Angela Healy (2nd Team) Cassie Brannen (HM) 2008 Angela Healy (1st Team) Cassie Brannen (3rd Team) Jessie Slack (3rd Team) 2009 Jessie Slack (1st Team) Cassie Brannen (2nd Team) Brandi Rayburn (3rd Team) 2010 Casse Mogan (1st Team) Brandi Rayburn (3rd Team) 2011 Casse Mogan (1st Team) 2012 Casse Mogan (POTY) Ellen Holton (2nd Team) Casse Mogan, GLVC All-Defense

2003 Bridget Flanagan (2nd Team) Amy Mobley (2nd Team) Kristin Polosky (HM)

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Hillsdale...................... 2-1 IPFW........................... 28-7 IUPUI.......................... 17-0 Illinois....................... 1-0 Illinois State................. 2-2 Illinois-Springfield........... 2-0 Indiana........................ 2-2 Indiana (Pa.).................. 3-0 Indiana State.................. 5-1 Indianapolis................... 43-18 Jacksonville State............. 1-0 Kendall........................ 1-0 Kent State..................... 0-1 Kentucky....................... 4-10 Kentucky State................. 40-5 Kentucky Wesleyan.............. 55-7 Lake Erie...................... 2-0 Lake Superior State............ 4-4 Lander......................... 1-0 Lewis.......................... 47-6 Louisville..................... 13-10 Loyola (Ill.).................. 1-0 Lynn........................... 1-0 Mansfield...................... 1-0 Mars Hill...................... 1-0 Marshall....................... 5-0 Maryville...................... 2-1 Mercyhurst..................... 3-0 Miami (Ohio)................... 6-4 Michigan State................. 0-1 Michigan Tech.................. 3-2 Middle Tennessee............... 1-1 Midland Lutheran............... 0-1 Midway......................... 1-0 Mississippi Women.............. 1-0 Missouri S&T................... 10-2 Missouri Western............... 0-1 Missouri-St. Louis............. 19-4 Morehead State................. 13-17 Mt. St. Joseph................. 6-1 Murray State................... 9-2 New Haven...................... 0-1 Norfolk State.................. 1-0 North Carolina................. 0-1 North Dakota................... 0-1 North Dakota State............. 1-1 Northeastern State............. 0-1 Northern Michigan.............. 4-2 Northwood (Mich.).............. 3-0 Nova Southeastern.............. 1-1 Oakland (Mich.)................ 1-5 Oakland City................... 2-1 Ohio Dominican................. 2-0 Ohio Northern.................. 4-0

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Ohio State..................... 0-2 Oregon......................... 0-1 Pace........................... 1-0 Phillips (Okla.)............... 0-1 Pittsburg State................ 1-0 Pittsburgh..................... 1-3 Quincy......................... 22-10 Robert Morris.................. 1-0 Rockhurst...................... 7-0 Rollins........................ 0-1 SIU Edwardsville............... 22-9 Saint Francis (Ind.)........... 3-0 Saint Josephʼs................. 42-13 Salem International............ 4-0 Shaw........................... 0-1 Slippery Rock.................. 1-0 South Dakota................... 1-0 South Dakota State............. 0-3 Southeast Missouri State....... 1-0 Southern Indiana............... 38-19 Spalding....................... 3-0 St. Andrews.................... 1-0 St. Rose....................... 2-0 Tampa.......................... 2-0 Tennessee Tech................. 1-0 Thomas More.................... 5-0 Tiffin......................... 2-0 Transylvania................... 1-0 UC-Clermont.................... 1-0 UNC-Pembroke................... 1-0 UT-Chattanooga................. 3-2 UT-Martin...................... 0-1 UW-Lacrosse.................... 0-1 Union (Ky.).................... 1-0 Union (Tenn.).................. 1-0 Valdosta State................. 1-0 Vincennes (Ind.)............... 1-0 Virginia-Wise.................. 1-0 Washburn....................... 1-0 Wayne State.................... 10-1 West Texas State............... 1-1 West Va. Wesleyan.............. 3-0 Western Kentucky............... 8-9 Western Michigan............... 1-0 Western Washington............. 1-0 Wilberforce.................... 1-0 William Jewell................. 1-0 Wilmington (Ohio).............. 1-0 Wingate........................ 1-0 Wisconsin-Parkside............. 25-10 Wright State................... 12-1 Xavier......................... 5-2

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